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

What to Expect with Friends in Adoption

Are you Considering Adoption for Your Baby? If you choose to explore adoption with FIA, you can expect to: Learn about the choices you have in creating an adoption plan that fits you and your needs, including how much contact you want, both before and after your child’s birth. Have your privacy and confidentiality maintained. Have FIA’s kind and experienced staff available to support you 24 hours a day, without putting any pressure on you. Be offered free, face-to-face, local … 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

Pregnant and Considering Adoption – What Next?

Thinking about Adoption and Wondering Where to get More Information? We understand that considering an adoption plan for your unborn baby or child raises many questions and your choices may feel overwhelming. Our staff is here to be supportive, answer your questions and guide you through your many choices regarding a potential adoption plan. Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a licensed adoption agency founded by an adoptive mother who saw that the many needs of birth parents and adoptive families were not … Read More

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