“FIA continues to support us post-adoption”

Video: Adoptive parents share post-adoption and open adoption stories. Friends in Adoption (FIA) got together with a few alumni families via Zoom and asked them about their experience adopting through FIA. Here’s what they had to say.… Read More

What It Was Like Adopting Through FIA During a Pandemic

Video: Is it Possible to Adopt a Child During a Pandemic? YES! Friends in Adoption conducted interviews via Zoom to ask Friends in Adoption alumni families about their experiences adopting during the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read More

Ryan’s Story: A Birth Father

“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

Welcome Home, John!

“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

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Lisa’s Story: A Birth Mother

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 rate of birth control. Well much to my surprise I found myself in that .2 percent and searching for answers. … Read More

Letter from FIA Alumni

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 a copy of the ad we placed in the yearbook. We love FIA! Leslie and Jim If you are an … Read More

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