EJ, Stever, and Makenna share their adoption story on TV

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

Friends in Adoption offers Lifelong Connections!

Friends in Adoption offers Lifelong Connections! November is National Adoption Month, and before it comes to a close, it’s important to us to remind our alumni and prospective adoptive parents of the full range of services provided by Friends in Adoption. In particular, we want to emphasize our commitment to providing our alumni families with lifelong support, because we believe the availability of post-adoption services promotes positive outcomes and experiences for all those touched by adoption.… Read More

Saving the Adoption Tax Credit!

Let’s Keep It Going! When something is worth pursuing, even when it is a challenge, it is important that we don’t give up! Every day, hundreds of people reach out to their representatives in Congress about a whole host of issues. Sometimes it takes more than one try to get their attention, so please continue to bring to light the important issue of protecting a REFUNDABLE and permanent adoption tax credit! If you have already contacted your representative and have not … Read More

The Latest on Advocating for the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC)

Did you know?  Members of Congress working on tax reform have said that for any element of the current tax code to remain, it should do one or all of the following:  1) grow the economy, 2) make the tax code fairer, and, 3) effectively promote an important policy objective. And guess what? A refundable adoption tax credit does all three things. How does the ATC Save Money? A 2006 study cited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human … Read More

Your Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy is WORKING!!

Please keep it up and if you haven’t helped out yet, please do! The time to make a few calls is now. It won’t take much time but those calls have a great effect. Members of Congress act on issues when they believe those issues matter to their constituents. Now that the adoption tax credit is under threat, your three members of Congress need to understand how important this tax credit is to adoptive families. The more you reach out … Read More

Please Help FIA advocate for the Adoption Tax Credit!

The Issue: Last week, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee released his tax reform proposal and to our dismay, the proposal eliminates the adoption tax credit. Our grassroots advocacy efforts are needed now more than ever before. Please help us reach every single member of Congress by sharing your real stories!  Outreach to your legislators is the only way to protect the adoption tax credit. Legislators only need to hear from 20 constituents about an issue before it … Read More

Please HELP Make Adoption Tax Credit Permanent!

Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a member organization of The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group. We are helping to spread the word about the need for continued advocacy for a PERMANENT, REFUNDABLE adoption tax credit through a Grassroots Advocacy Campaign. Please help! The Goal? The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group (ATCWG) would like to obtain 30 Co-Sponsors on the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC) Refundability Bills: S. 1056 and H.R. 2144 in 100 days. Why the urgency? Tax discussions are underway … Read More

A Birth Mother with the Right Regrets

Originally published in the New York Times, 02/24/13. Written by CLAUDIA CORRIGAN D’ARCY Click HERE to read the original article My mother looked shocked and said, “I can’t raise this baby for you,” but I was ready with my reply. “You won’t have to,” I said. “I’ll have this baby and give it up for adoption.” Like some magic answer I plucked from the air, adoption was the solution to all the problems of being unmarried, 19 and six months pregnant. Like … Read More

From One Adoptive Mom to Another

A letter to Other Adoptive Parents One adoptive mother’s thoughts on making sure the birthmother is not forgotten in an open adoption. Click HERE  to read the entire article. An excerpt: There is an issue that has been weighing on my mind lately. I have heard from a number of birthmothers who chose open adoption who feel forgotten by and disconnected from the families that adopted their baby. … I get it-  we are parenting- loving, worrying, teaching, helping, hoping. It … Read More

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