The adoption process is a long one. It isn’t for the faint of heart or the impatient. They’ll be paperwork, home studies, meetings with lawyers and adoption professionals, meetings with birth parents or the potential adoptive couples, and months of just waiting for a response, a reply,...
Some families choose to have an attorney involved from the beginning. If you choose to, make sure that your attorney specializes in adoptions. If you are considering adopting from another state, it is a good idea to have an attorney involved to help expedite the paperwork. Attorneys can also help... Adoption Subsidy Resource Center Overview
Since 1994, NACAC has operated the National Adoption Subsidy Resource Center (formerly called NAATRIN) to educate parents and professionals on Title IV-E Adoption Assistance in the United States. NACAC's 2003-04 goals for the Center include: Improve adoption assistance policies in at least... Carried
Lily glanced up nervously at the clock on the sea green hospital walls. It was ten after three. She had to be at the adoption agency across town at three thirty. These were her last moments as her child's only mother. She quickly dressed her sleeping child into the white outfit she brought, fully...
Internet has turned adoption on its head, report says
Jed Taufer and Vicki Taufer of Morton, Ill., and their adopted daughter, Purnima, visit Kona, Hawaii, in May 2012. The Taufers, who adopted Purnima from Nepal, found the Internet invaluable during the process. New Tools for Parenting Adopted Children With Special Needs
Today, the Adoption Council of Canada is releasing three monographs, completing the series "Towards special needs parenting: Working together towards success", which began with a four- part video ... Upcoming events
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Black In A Family of Whites
March 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
I was and still am a minority in my own family.
I was the product of an affair between my white mother and black father and for obvious reasons, I was given up for adoption immediately after I was born. My biological mother transported me from the hospital to my foster home and that was the... A Red Thread & Ladybugs
January 16, 2011, 6:00 pm
Since I am adopting from China, I spend a considerable amount of time reading other families' blogs and adoption-related articles. I noticed that many families and authors refer to a red thread and lady bugs in their writing. I began to see lady bugs on many products related to Chinese adoption.... Birth Parents
November 24, 2012, 8:13 am
Recently I had the opportunity to sit on a panel for an Adoption Knowledge Affiliates conference. AKA is a little different than many adoption support groups because it supports all three parts of the adoption triad, birth parent, adoptive parent and adopted person. The audience for our panel...
The Blessings of a Scar
A scar is the signature of a painful event in the life of the body. A reminder that informs us that we are not always in control of our lives. I have many scars. My hands have tiny scars, caused by... Carried
Lily glanced up nervously at the clock on the sea green hospital walls. It was ten after three. She had to be at the adoption agency across town at three thirty. These were her last moments as her...