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A Master Class on Adoption

Note: This video was recorded on January 2020, a few weeks before the global pandemic affected the United States. If you are considering adopting a child and would like to know more about what goes on in the Friends in Adoption Get Acquainted Workshops, then this video is for you. Check it out. For more info… Read More

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Spectrum News converses with Friends in Adoption!

Matt Hunter, of Spectrum News spent time with Friends in Adoption to help spread the word about National Adoption Awareness. Matt Hunter, reporter with Spectrum News, spent an afternoon interviewing Friends in Adoption alumni Colby and Tifanie and Ron and Katharine, about their experiences with being new parents. Matt also spoke with Patty Smith, Friends in Adoption’s… Read More

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Resilience in Adoption

The words resilience and adoption go hand in hand. Each person in the adoption triad: birth parent, adoptive parent, and child, need resilience because adoption by its nature involves the experience of profound loss. Resilience also allows people to experience healing and profound peace, joy and love. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “resilience is the process of adapting… Read More

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Adoption Books For Children

Children’s Books about Adoption Friends in Adoption is frequently asked about adoption book recommendations for children. We are happy to share a partial list of some of our favorites with you! Please consider shopping for books at via this LINK, and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to Friends in Adoption!… Read More

Adoption Terminology

Adoption Terms

Newborn Adoption Terminology Whether you are a prospective biological parent, prospective adoptive parent exploring adoption, or an adoption professional, there are many adoption related terms with which to be familiar. We have included below some definitions, as well as some “positive” adoption language. It is important to all the members of the adoption triad to… Read More