Adoption Blog by Friends in Adoption

Thank you Senator Gillibrand for “Every Child Deserves a Family”

LGBTQ & Adoption: "Every Child Deserves a Family" — New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced federal legislation that would ensure that LGBTQ individuals and couples have the same adoption rights as heterosexual individuals and couples do. In the news, two Friends in Adoption (FIA) families were recently featured in stories related to this proposed law.

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Learn How to Adopt a Child at Adoption Workshop – June 19, 2015

Our next Get Acquainted Workshop (GAW) is on June 19th 2015! Hear adoptive parents tell their experiences, have Q&A's with birth moms, meet FIA staff. Friends in Adoption (FIA) will be in Saratoga Springs for the next Get Acquainted Workshop. Register Now and join us to learn about adoption!

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Reflections and Gratitude for Birth Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 9th, is Birth Mother’s Day. This special holiday honors women who have placed children for adoption to be raised by adoptive parents. We wish to celebrate all birth moms, as well as remember those who may feel forgotten or to help first mothers cope with feelings of loss. We celebrate birth parents who have chosen to have closed adoptions, as well as the many birth parents who are in healthy open adoptions and who are able to see their child in the context of the larger, forever adoptive family setting through post-adoptive contact.

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Introducing: National Pro-Choice Adoption Collaborative (NPAC)

Friends in Adoption (FIA) and Open Adoption & Family Services (OA&FS), two non-profit, high-integrity, national agencies, with over three decades of expertise in providing open adoption services, have formed the National Pro-choice Adoption Collaborative. We want to partner with you!

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Birth Mother’s Day Celebration on May 9th, 2015

Saturday, May 9th is Birth Mother’s Day and we would like to celebrate and honor the amazing women that birth mothers are. Please join us for a manicure and optional Dutch Treat or self-pay dinner after in the Clifton Park, NY area. Hosted by Circle of Love, a Friends in Adoption support group for birth parents.

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FREE Adoption Workshop in New York City – February 25, 2015

FREE Adoption Workshop in New York City on February 25, 2015. Are you considering adopting a child and researching your options? Attend this free info section on adoption to learn about Adoption and meet someone from FIA! | When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Where: University Settlement, New York, NY.

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FREE Adoption Workshop in Scarsdale, NY – February 25, 2015

FREE Adoption Workshop in Westchester County, NY on February 25, 2015. Are you considering adopting a child and researching your options? Attend this free info section on adoption to learn about Adoption and meet someone from FIA! | When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm | Where: Scarsdale Library.

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