Here are some of the most common questions our caseworkers receive:

Here are answers to some of the most common questions our caseworkers receive: I’m unsure of what to do. Should I see a counselor? Will I be able to choose the adoptive parents? Can I meet the potential adoptive family that I’m considering? When it comes time to give birth, what happens? Am I eligible for some sort of financial support during my pregnancy? … Read More

Ask Your Adoption Agency these 5 Important Questions

Selecting an adoption agency to guide you through adopting a child is an important part of your adoption journey. Be sure to research any agency you’re considering, and ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel confident in your ultimate decision. Friends in Adoption is sharing 5 questions we recommend asking adoption agencies you’re thinking about engaging.… Read More

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.… Read More

A Birth Mother with the Right Regrets

Originally published in the New York Times, 02/24/13. Written by CLAUDIA CORRIGAN D’ARCY Click HERE to read the original article My mother looked shocked and said, “I can’t raise this baby for you,” but I was ready with my reply. “You won’t have to,” I said. “I’ll have this baby and give it up for adoption.” Like some magic answer I plucked from the air, adoption was the solution to all the problems of being unmarried, 19 and six months pregnant. Like … Read More

New ACOG Opinion on Ethics in Adoption for OB-GYN Practitioners

– by: Nan Pasquarello, Case Manager This past summer, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Ethics issued a Committee Opinion that clarifies best practice for physicians with regard to adoption. The articulated guidelines will benefit women and couples who are considering adoption for their babies. This article summarizes highlights from the recent opinion and shares its recommendations. It makes sense that OB-GYN physicians, who are experts on infertility, pregnancy, and childbirth will be asked for advice … Read More

New Law Allows Requests for Birth Records

Adoptees can now request birth records thanks to new law passed in Illinois. Article from the Chicago Tribune talks with adoptees who have chosen to take advantage of the new Illinois law and get a copy of their birth certificate. “For nearly 50 years, Bob Brown longed to know the identity of his birth mother. Adopted as a baby, he wondered if learning who his birth parents were would help him understand the man he’d become. So when a new … Read More

Adoption Portrayed on TV

Discussing Adoption on TV show: “Once Upon a Time” Here’s an interesting blog post discussing the portrayal of adoption in the TV series: “Once Upon a Time.” http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/11/29/discourses-on-adoption-on-once-upon-a-time/

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