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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 … 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 … 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/

Weprin introduces Adoptee Bill of Rights

Recently, I read the following on my Facebook wall: “Assemblyman David Weprin introduced the adoptees bill of rights to give Adoptees access to their birth certificate and medical records at 18 on Sunday, November 13, 2011.” (Read the full article here) A comment was posted on my wall from a young person who was adopted: Lizzy: “Adopted or not…you should have access to … Read More

"My Name", by Liam Goaler

Dear Friends in Adoption, This was written by my 14-year-old nephew.  I thought it was pretty cool.   Great to speak with you as always. — Sue My Name My name Liam means “brave guardian” in English. My name is Irish, given from my birth parents. It is a different name, however it is common, like a camel with two humps. … Read More

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