A family shares its story of their journey in their adoption circle.… Read More
Each birth mother is as unique as the circumstances leading to that woman’s choice to place her child for adoption. One common thread for birth/first mothers is that adoption is a life-long decision. Life post-adoption is a journey, often with ups and downs, and support along that journey is very helpful. Many women find support in birth mother support groups, and FIA is pleased to spread the word about an upcoming birth mother retreat on November 11-12, 2016, in Clifton Park, NY!… Read More
The Keep it Real Project: Real Adoptions. Real People. Real Images.
Calling All FIA Family Members!
FIA loves featuring photos of REAL FIA ALUMNI. Portraying actual FIA family members (birth and adoptive) in our print and electronic publications, as opposed to using stock photos, are the only way to keep it real! If you and/or your family members are interested in being a part of this exciting project, please click on the link below and from there you will be able to send us your best 1-3 family photos…… Read More
My name is Lisa and I am honored to say that I am a Friends in Adoption Birth Mother. At the age of 39 I found myself in a much unplanned situation. I was on birth control and involved in a very nice relationship, becoming pregnant was the least of my worries after all there is only a .2 percent failure … Read More
A new adoption documentary has been produced by film maker Bryan Tucker. It documents 26 year old Angela Tucker’s journey as a transracial adoptee to find her birth mother. It has been generating a lot of interest in the adoption world. Have a look at the promo over at their kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1885614069/closure-adoption-documentary Review Addison Cooper, who regularly reviews adoption … Read More
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy you are going to be making some tough decisions. If you are considering adoption, Friends in Adoption can help you with an adoption plan that is right for you and your baby. ◊ How to Get Started: Call one of our caring and experienced staff at 1-800-982-3678 who are available to answer any questions you may have. … Read More
If you choose to explore adoption with FIA, you can expect to: Learn about the choices you have in creating an adoption plan that fits you and your needs, including how much contact you want, both before and after your child’s birth. Have your privacy and confidentiality maintained. Have FIA’s kind and experienced staff available to support you 24 hours … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More