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In Honor of Birth Mother’s Day ~ 2017

Birth Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 13th, 2017! In honor of Birth Mother’s Day, FIA is sharing a story from one of our many special families. “We are Kathy and Dave (not pictured), we adopted Lucy 5 years ago. We have a very open adoption with her birth mother and her family. We could not be … Read More

The Adoption Process from the Expectant Mother’s Perspective

What is it really like to decide on adoption, look through parent profiles to choose a family, and place your child in their arms—and how can the adoption process better serve these women? Article – by Barbara Herel This piece has valuable insights from both Dawn Smith-Pliner and the birthmothers. I often think back to my domestic adoption process as … Read More

When is adoption “done right?”

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

I’m Pregnant And Considering Adoption For My Unborn Baby

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

New ACOG Opinion on Ethics in Adoption for OB-GYN Practitioners

– by: Nan Pasquarello, Case Manager This past summer, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Ethics issued a Committee Opinion that clarifies best practice for physicians with regard to adoption. The articulated guidelines will benefit women and couples who are considering adoption for their babies. This article summarizes highlights from the recent opinion and shares its … 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 … 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 … Read More

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