Prospective Adoptive Families: Why Choose Friends in Adoption?
By Kate Kaufman Burns, MSW, LCSW, reposted from FIA newsletter, Introduction by Deirdre Graham, Community Outreach Manager.
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“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.”
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“Patty told us everything about what FIA stood for and about how things would go. She told us about open adoption — I had no idea what it was, but when I found out, I was all for it. …. Going through a teen pregnancy was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to go through, but I believe everything happens for a reason.”” src=”https://www.friendsinadoption.orgadoption-guide/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ryan-Story-Birth-Father-Adoption-300×234.jpg” width=”300″ height=”234″ /> “Patty told us everything about what FIA stood for and about how things would go. She told us about open adoption — I had no idea what it was, but when I found out, I was all for it. …. Going through a teen pregnancy was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to go through, but I believe everything happens for a reason.” …… 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
“My husband and I truly enjoyed working with Beth at Friends in Adoption (FIA), just speaking with her would make things okay. The moment that stays in my mind working with Beth is when my husband and I were matched with a birth mom that changed her mind and did not place. Beth was extremely supportive to us as well as having compassion for the birth mom. Beth clearly wants what is best for everyone involved. She is extremely passionate about her work and I will never forget the look of excitement on her face when I stopped by to introduce her to our recently adopted son.” — Steve and Bonnie, adoptive parents… Read More
My name is Lisa and I am honored to say that I am a Friends in Adoption Birth Mother. At the age of 39 I found myself in a much unplanned situation. I was on birth control and involved in a very nice relationship, becoming pregnant was the least of my worries after all there is only a .2 percent failure … Read More
We recently received this letter from a past FIA alumni family and wanted to share (with permission). Hi Dawn, Our son Zachary graduates from high school this week. His birth mom is coming out for it and we are all excited. Thanks for helping us in 1994. We love our son and are so proud of his accomplishments. I’ve attached … Read More
View a 7-minute movie of a real adoption story — Adoptive mom Lisa and birth mother Jessica have something in common: David, their son. In this touching video, both women share their experiences of going through the adoption process from different perspectives.… Read More
A testimonial by Jen and John, about their Experience with Friends in Adoption. “Welcome Home” After enduring many years of infertility treatment, we reached the end of our rope one September afternoon. The doctor had called to tell us that the in vitro treatment that cost us close to $7500 had failed. We could keep going, but there was less … Read More
Testimonial from FIA Adoptive Parent Hello Dawn, Ken and I very much enjoyed our conversation with you the other day. The outreach, support, and resources from FIA has been outstanding. I’m sure we will be looking to FIA for advice as Addison grows and meets challenges in his life. Can you imagine what the world would be like if EVERY … Read More