You are invited to FIA’s 35th Annual Picnic! Saturday, July 15th rain or shine! Lake St. Catherine State Park, Poultney, Vermont… Read More
Birth Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 13th, 2017! In honor of Birth Mother’s Day, FIA is sharing a story from one of our many special families. “We are Kathy and Dave (not pictured), we adopted Lucy 5 years ago. We have a very open adoption with her birth mother and her family. We could not be … Read More
“Thank you Friends in Adoption (FIA) for all of your help and support! We are so thankful for Aidan! He brings so much joy to our lives. We also feel very lucky to have such a special relationship with both of Aidan’s birth parents.”
Stacy and Brendan… Read More
The Keep it Real Project: Real Adoptions. Real People. Real Images.
Calling All FIA Family Members!
FIA loves featuring photos of REAL FIA ALUMNI. Portraying actual FIA family members (birth and adoptive) in our print and electronic publications, as opposed to using stock photos, are the only way to keep it real! If you and/or your family members are interested in being a part of this exciting project, please click on the link below and from there you will be able to send us your best 1-3 family photos…… Read More
“Beth was our main contact at Friends in Adoption (FIA) while we were active and prior to the birth of our son, she is very kind and caring. Beth is very committed to taking care of the waiting families and guiding them through the process. At our request, we checked in with Beth monthly to get an update on how many of our profiles went out in the prior month. She was very accommodating to this request and always responded quickly and with as much detail as possible. We appreciated Beth’s coordination of the Stay Acquainted meetings; we found it very helpful during our waiting period.”
— Trish and Matt, adoptive parents
“Dear Friends in Adoption, we wanted to take this time to thank all of those at FIA who helped us finalize our family. We can’t say enough about the staff at FIA and our peace of mind knowing that FIA will always be there for our family and our for our birth parents as we begin this journey.”… Read More
“Words can’t quite capture how grateful we are for you and all you’ve done to make Austin, Mark and I a family! From our very first call you worked from a place of respect and love, for all involved. Thank you for being such an amazing liaison between Emma, Dan, Mark and me. During a potentially nerve-racking process, you guided us with warmth and ease — and we’ll forever remember and value your role in our adoption story!”… Read More
“We first met June (a Friends in Adoption (FIA) case worker) at the hospital the morning we were to bring Cooper home. June made sure we knew what the hospital experience would be like and what to expect. When we were brought into the little room where our sweet new son was waiting, June gave us lots of time and space to take in this perfect little boy we loved immediately. June completely shared our excitement and made that nervous feeling go away”
— Dave, Sandy and Sawyer
“From the moment we walked through the doors at our Getting Acquainted Workshop, we felt that FIA was the right agency for us. Every moment we’ve spent with the FIA staff since has confirmed that our initial gut feeling was correct. We can’t imagine a more capable, compassionate, empathetic, dedicated, loving, hardworking, and all-around amazing group of people. We feel so lucky that as we were in the process of adopting, we were simultaneously being adopted ourselves, into the loving FIA family!”
— Chris and JoAnna, adoptive parents
Isabella and Abigail are pictured in front of the Children’s Museum on Sunday. We visited both girls birth families this weekend … great time! They live about 30 min from each other … how awesome is that! … Read More