Ask Your Adoption Agency these 5 Important Questions

Selecting an adoption agency to guide you through adopting a child is an important part of your adoption journey. Be sure to research any agency you’re considering, and ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel confident in your ultimate decision. Friends in Adoption is sharing 5 questions we recommend asking adoption agencies you’re thinking about engaging.… Read More

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

Are you Hoping to become a Parent Through Adoption?

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys is offering a free and open to the public Family Building Expo. Stop by the Friends in Adoption table and say hello to Dawn and Nan! “Creating Your Child’s Story” Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, Philadelphia Workshops by the leading national legal experts about adoption, foster care and family creation. Dawn Smith Pliner, Founding Director of Friends in Adoption will be speaking on Open … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Open Adoption

Open Adoption Versus Closed Adoption By Dustin Freund For many couples entering into the adoption process for the first time, the idea of an open adoption can seem a little bit troubling. Common questions and fears many adoptive families have about open adoption are, “Will the biological parents attempt to get their child back? Will the adoptee be confused with two separate sets of parents? Will we still feel like the adoptee’s parents if his birth parents are present?” These questions … Read More

A History Lesson in Open and Closed Adoption

Have adoptions in America typically been open or closed? You may be surprised at the answer. The following article discusses the openness of early adoptions in America, and when changes were made. Adoption has not always been under the scope of public law and accordingly has been somewhat informal, but it has historically been quite open. If a child was being raised by a person other than their biological parent, folks usually knew. The child knew. The public knew. Sometimes … 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

How Openness Changed Adoption

Author of “Adoption Nation” Talks about how Openness has Changed Adoption Adam Pertman talks about how openness has transformed the adoption process and how adoption has changed us.  Below are some excerpt from the article: “Openness can pervade all types of adoption. It’s about honesty, information and contact with your own past and your knowledge of it. It’s about contact with your community or with your home country. Openness in adoption is profoundly taking over, even if open adoptions have … Read More