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She’s My Girl, Just As If She Were Born To Us

Andrew, Adoptive Father: ‘Love And Devotion Do Not Require The Same DNA’ Originally Written by Andrew for Portrait of an Adoption There was never a question in my mind that we would adopt. Carrie and I had many conversations when we were first married about adopting. It just happened in a different sequence than we had envisioned. After losing Matthew, … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Open Adoption

Open Adoption Versus Closed Adoption By Dustin Freund For many couples entering into the adoption process for the first time, the idea of an open adoption can seem a little bit troubling. Common questions and fears many adoptive families have about open adoption are, “Will the biological parents attempt to get their child back? Will the adoptee be confused with two … Read More

A History Lesson in Open and Closed Adoption

Have adoptions in America typically been open or closed? You may be surprised at the answer. The following article discusses the openness of early adoptions in America, and when changes were made. Adoption has not always been under the scope of public law and accordingly has been somewhat informal, but it has historically been quite open. If a child was … Read More

What is a Home Study?

Preparing your Home for an Adopted Child The home study is “your life story“. You will probably have several interviews with your social worker, both in your home and possibly in his/her office. The social worker will not be coming into your home to do a “white glove” inspection. Don’t exhaust yourself cleaning and polishing! If your home is “too … Read More

APC Adoption Conference in Brooklyn – Nov 18 2012

Adoption Conference – Presented by the Adoptive Parents Committee November 18, 2012 in Brooklyn NY Are you going to the APC Adoption Conference? Drop by and say “Hi” to Dawn and meet the FIA staff members at their Table. http://www.adoptiveparents.org/ This is the 32nd Annual Adoption Conference presented by the Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.(APC). This year’s conference, a day-long event, will be … Read More

IAC Center Workshops for All Stages of Adoption

Workshop Offerings from the Infertility & Adoption Counseling Center … from the IAC Center Director: Hello, I am sharing IAC Center’s Fall offerings. Our monthly  Pre-Adoptive Parents Support Groups are in Pennington and Montclair NJ; and NYC. In addition, we have a NEW group for families who have been waiting awhile or who have experienced a fall-through. We believe that these couples or singles … Read More

Forum Focusing on Hurdles for Adopted Teens

An Afternoon with Debbie Riley Touched By Adoption, LLC and The Connecticut Adoption Community Network jointly present The Third Annual Adoption Education Forum entitled An Afternoon With Debbie Riley, MS. Ms. Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of The Center For Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.) and co-author of the book, Beneath the Mask, Understanding Adopted Teens. She has … Read More

How Openness Changed Adoption

Author of “Adoption Nation” Talks about how Openness has Changed Adoption Adam Pertman talks about how openness has transformed the adoption process and how adoption has changed us.  Below are some excerpt from the article: “Openness can pervade all types of adoption. It’s about honesty, information and contact with your own past and your knowledge of it. It’s about contact … Read More

Top 10 Ways to Help Friends Through Adoption Process

10 Things to Help and Support Your Friends Through Their Adoption Journey Ask your friends if they have cards stating their desire to adopt that you can leave at restaurants, airports, train stations etc. Go to your friend’s profile on www.friendsinadoption.org and press the “Like” button. Sponsor an adoption ad for your friends – newspaper, internet, or google. E-mail beth@friendsinadoption.org … Read More

Transracial Adoptee Challenges

Difficulties Growing up as a Transracial Adoptee “The adoption is noticeable, but it’s a good thing too because it shows that your parents love you so much that they didn’t just have you … they chose you.” – Donye’ Brown-Lamm Here is a very thought provoking article about the challenges and difficulties of being a transracial adoptee, even in a city which … Read More

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