Adoption Blog by Friends in Adoption

Quote for Waiting Adoptive Parents

“Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.” — Joseph F. Smith

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A Mini-conference for Building and Celebrating LGBTQ Families and Allies

You are invited to participate in Fostering Families: A Mini-conference for Building and Celebrating LGBTQ Families and Allies, Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Syracuse, NY, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference, organized by the CNY LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition, in which Friends in Adoption (FIA) participates, will be held at Park Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St, Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration for a modest fee of $7 per person is required, and this fee includes refreshments and lunch.

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Adoption Information in Any Language

Each year, FIA is asked by health care professionals and other advocates if we can assist a woman or couple with an adoption plan if they do not speak English. The answer is and has been, YES!  Women’s issues are women’s issues, regardless of spoken language, and compassionate adoption is not limited only to those who speak English. Women and couples for whom English is not their first language may be considering adoption as an option for an unplanned pregnancy. Friends in Adoption is happy to work with anyone interested in learning more about adoption regardless of communication style or language.

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Circle of Love – Adoption Support Group – Sept 24, 2014

Adoption Support Group for Birth Parents

Note of Date Change: The date of this workshop has been changed! The correct date is Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Laurie Coreno Reynolds, LMHC, in Affiliation with Friends in Adoption is pleased to announce:

Circle Of...

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Sign Up for AmazonSmile and FIA Receives Donation!

Convenience for you helps FIA as well! The AmazonSmile advantage!

New and expectant adoptive parents, parents doing back-to-school shopping, holiday shoppers, and folks who just like the convenience of door to door delivery of consumer goods have found the AmazonSmile program to a perfect way to give back to FIA while also helping themselves. Consider...
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Circle of Love – Adoption Support Group – Aug 26, 2014

Adoption Support Group for Birth Parents

Laurie Coreno Reynolds, LMHC, in Affiliation with Friends in Adoption is pleased to announce:

Circle Of Love A Support Group for Birth Parents

When: Tuesday August 26, 2014 from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm Where: 636 Plank Road, Suite 208, Clifton Park, New York Circle of Love is open to all birthmothers, birthfathers and/or...
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Photo Album: Friends in Adoption 32nd Annual Picnic – 2014

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The Friends in Adoption 32nd Annual Picnic was perfect! Perfect weather, perfect fun, perfect energy and perfect spirit of family. This photo album is just a small sample of all the fun. We hope to see everyone again, soon!

If you took your own photos at the picnic, please like, share, and post your photos under the hashtag #fiapicnic2014 so we can find them!

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To enlarge any of the images in this slideshow, just click or tap on the thumbnails below:

FIA Picnic 2014 – YOU are the Celebrity!

When you’re at the FIA Picnic this weekend, look for our red carpet and backdrop. Take a selfie or ask a friend to take your photo and post it to your favorite social media site like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Be sure to tag it with the hashtag #fiapicnic2014 so we can find it!

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