Alison Tells Her Adoption Story, on Video
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Friends in Adoption is sharing adoption stories during the month of November, with the goal of informing and educating the general public. Friends in Adoption believes that placing a child for adoption is a selfless act of love. We are committed to promoting inclusiveness, celebrating the uniqueness of… Read More
Sailor loves when her Dad plays show tunes
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Friends in Adoption is sharing adoption stories during the month of November, with the goal of informing and educating the general public in order to make a difference for those in the adoption triad. Adoption is something to be celebrated, an act of love, and a very special… Read More
How did you feel when you first saw your child?
Video: Friends in Adoption posed this question to their alumni families, asking them to share their memories of meeting their child for the first time.
This Is Me… Part Three By: Kayleigh Putnam
If you’re just tuning in to my Friends In Adoption blog, my first blog talks about my adoption and how I felt growing up as an adopted child. My second blog is about how I met my biological sister (who I just recently found out existed!) when she was visiting our aunt in Rhode Island. It was an incredible… Read More
This Is Also Me By: Kayleigh Putnam
Last year I blogged about being adopted. This time I have something even more amazing to blog about. The day after my 16th birthday, my birth mom, Tracey, sent my mom a message on Facebook. I hadn’t seen my birth mom since I was 6 months old and although my Mom sent her letters and pictures… Read More
Questions about my adoption are often asked. Whether it’s why I don’t look like my mother or how it feels to be adopted or if I wish things were different. Yes, adoption makes me different from many others but it does not define me. Fortunately, I grew up with the understanding that I was adopted and… Read More
Darcy is a 4 year old wonderful girl. Meet her adoptive parents, and her birth mom, in a loving open adoption story. Peter: I think we always knew we wanted to be parents. We met about twelve years ago and even on our first date, I think we talked about parenting on that first date…. Read More
Video: Colin’s Story
Colin, a senior in High School, shares his experiences growing up as child who was adopted through open adoption.
An Inside View on Open-Adoption
Matthew, a Friends in Adoption spokesperson for the APC Conference and now, a college applicant, shares his college essay with our Friends in Adoption community. Matthew describes his open-adoption experiences through the years, discarding many adoption taboos along the way.
A Voice of Adoption in Celebration of National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month. In celebration, Friends in Adoption is featuring an important perspective on what adoption means from the voice of a person who was adopted through Friends in Adoption not that long ago. Kayla Jones is 17 years old and a senior in high school taking advanced courses for college credit. Her assignment for an… Read More