Friends in Adoption (FIA), is holding a free informational meeting about adoption on 10/13/17 at University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT. Register today!
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
LGBTQ & Adoption: “Every Child Deserves a Family” — New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced federal legislation that would ensure that LGBTQ individuals and couples have the same adoption rights as heterosexual individuals and couples do. In the news, two Friends in Adoption (FIA) families were recently featured in stories related to this proposed law. … Read More
Q: Can I Adopt a Child If I Have a Health Condition? A: Friends in Adoption is occasionally asked by a prospective adoptive parent if they would be disqualified from adopting a child because of a health condition, either past or present. Like a prospective biological parent, having a health condition does not automatically disqualify a prospective adoptive parent from being…… Read More
Q: What is FIA’s approach to adoption? A: FIA believes and practices compassionate adoption, meeting the unique needs of EVERYONE involved in the process. FIA views adoption as a TEAM effort with all parties working towards the common goal of doing what is best for the child… Read More