We are running just the same as always. Working remotely is one of our biggest strengths, and persevering through the coronavirus pandemic highlights our ability to offer resources and services at any time, and to any place in the United States.… Read More
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
Providers want to know they’re referring patients to trustworthy resources. Friends in Adoption (FIA) is the first choice of many reproductive health centers and other provider organizations when referring to an adoption agency because of FIA’s reputation as compassionate, knowledgeable adoption professionals.… Read More
When is adoption “done right?” Sometimes it is easier to think about the ways something can be “done wrong” in order to be sure we get it right. Any time adoption is not informed by respect and truth, or when it is not voluntary for a placing parent, it is done wrong. Any time adoption moves forward without regard for the (…)… Read More
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 … Read More
Ethical Challenges in Adoption Practice In the complex world of adoption, some decisions are simple – many are not. For those who work at agencies, balancing personal values and agency policy or procedures is not always easy. For those who work independently, finding someone with whom to share concerns and get objective advice from can be tricky.