Prospective Adoptive Families: Why Choose Friends in Adoption?
By Kate Kaufman Burns, MSW, LCSW, reposted from FIA newsletter, Introduction by Deirdre Graham, Community Outreach Manager.
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“Thank you Friends in Adoption (FIA) for all of your help and support! We are so thankful for Aidan! He brings so much joy to our lives. We also feel very lucky to have such a special relationship with both of Aidan’s birth parents.”
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“Patty told us everything about what FIA stood for and about how things would go. She told us about open adoption — I had no idea what it was, but when I found out, I was all for it. …. Going through a teen pregnancy was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to go through, but I believe everything happens for a reason.”” src=”https://www.friendsinadoption.orgadoption-guide/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ryan-Story-Birth-Father-Adoption-300×234.jpg” width=”300″ height=”234″ /> “Patty told us everything about what FIA stood for and about how things would go. She told us about open adoption — I had no idea what it was, but when I found out, I was all for it. …. Going through a teen pregnancy was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to go through, but I believe everything happens for a reason.” …… 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
We recently received this letter from a past FIA alumni family and wanted to share (with permission). Hi Dawn, Our son Zachary graduates from high school this week. His birth mom is coming out for it and we are all excited. Thanks for helping us in 1994. We love our son and are so proud of his accomplishments. I’ve attached … Read More
A testimonial by Jen and John, about their Experience with Friends in Adoption. “Welcome Home” After enduring many years of infertility treatment, we reached the end of our rope one September afternoon. The doctor had called to tell us that the in vitro treatment that cost us close to $7500 had failed. We could keep going, but there was less … Read More
“Today is a very exciting day for both of us as we just officially signed on with FIA. We cannot thank your staff enough for the GAW in Vermont. The information you shared and the knowledge of your staff was just incredible! You all truly made finalizing our decision a very easy process. There is a lot to be said about an organization that can truly convey their passion about what they do…… Read More
“Dear FIA Staff, Thank you, again, for organizing such a terrific GAW. We were extremely impressed with all of you and are grateful for the information you provided as well as the issues you raised for discussion and consideration. We’re really glad we attended the workshop and expect to be in…… Read More
“Dear FIA, The Get Acquainted workshop was so helpful for Sara and me. We went in knowing that we wanted to adopt, but would have held off if there were any “red flags” that we heard. We fully understand that adoption is a major commitment and didn’t want to have any reservations about it. This workshop erased any reservation/myths about adoption that we had or had heard. We truly feel that FIA cares about both their adoptive parents and birth mothers. Having the staff there to speak with us, both formally and informally really…… Read More
“Dear FIA, We had a WONDERFUL time during our Get Acquainted Workshop. When our friends and family asked what it was that made our agency so much better than all the others we met with, we explained that although the presentation was knowledgeable and clear about the logistics of adoption and it’s processes, the emphasis was on the human and family aspect of adoption. We shared with them how relieved…… Read More