FIA alumni families were asked to share some of their children’s favorite activities. The parents’ responses highlighted their love and adoration for their children as much as they revealed the little ones’ blossoming personalities.… Read More
Video: Adoption options for families. EJ, Stever, and Makenna are a beautiful and loving Friends in Adoption family. They were featured in this news segment today, as reported by Christina Guessferd – WCAX of WCAX News. Check it out!… Read More
Spectrum News converses with Friends in Adoption! Matt Hunter, reporter with Spectrum News, spent an afternoon interviewing FIA alumni Colby and Tifanie and Ron and Katharine, about their experiences with being new parents. Matt also spoke with Patty Smith, FIA’s Case Manager and Community Outreach Provider working out of Glenville, Schenectady County, NY.… 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
The Friends in Adoption 32nd Annual Picnic was perfect! Perfect weather, perfect fun, perfect energy and perfect spirit of family. This photo album is just a small sample of all the fun. We hope to see everyone again, soon! If you took your own photos at the picnic, please like, share, and post your photos under the hashtag #fiapicnic2014 so we can find … 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
“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