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The Adoption Process Step by Step: The Home Study

The Adoption Process Step by Step: The Home Study In our Adoption Talk series, ‘The Adoption Process Step by Step,’ this time we explore the home study process. Although the home study process may seem intrusive, it is an integral part of the process to adopt a baby and will help you make sure adopting a baby is right for you and your family. It will also help determine the type of child you [...] Read more

The Adoption Process Step by Step: Selecting an Agency

In our Adoption Talk series, ‘The Adoption Process Step by Step,’ we will address each step of an adoption from the moment a woman decides to give her baby up for adoption to when a family decides adoption is the right choice for them and brings a new family member into their life. We will review all of the steps to help you navigate the adoption process, and hopefully answer any questions you [...] Read more

Giving My Baby Up For Adoption: Reflections from a Birth Mother

I have never had a fondness for children. They're loud, expensive, and somehow always sticky. I never wanted to have any of my own. My sister is more of the family type, and I always pictured myself as the cool aunt who plays with her nieces and nephews, buys those neat presents at Christmas time, and then packs them up and sends them home. Despite my feelings on child rearing, and despite using [...] Read more

What Adoption Means to Families

It’s been ten years since we began this journey of helping people create their forever families. Ten years placing babies in happy homes filled with love and hope for the future. Ten years helping women facing unplanned pregnancy connect with adoptive families who have often tried everything possible to have a baby of their own. Our agency strives to find the best family and the right match for [...] Read more

Putting Your Child Up For Adoption: 4 Ways to Choose the Adoptive Family that’s Right for You

Finding an adoptive family sounds like a monumental task, especially given the stress you’re undoubtedly under while facing an unplanned pregnancy. Choosing the family to raise your child is completely in your control; there will be a caseworker to support and guide you through the process, but ultimately the decision is yours to make. Here are some tips to help you find the adoptive family [...] Read more

5 Tips for Navigating Your Relationship with Your Birth Child

You’ve given your baby up for adoption to a good family and you're comfortable with the open adoption agreement you have made to remain in the child’s life. At first, the arrangement is as uncomplicated as it can be. The child you’ve given up is little and doesn’t yet understand the meaning of adoption and the role you have in their lives. You’re overjoyed to get updates about the baby and [...] Read more

How to Put Your Baby Up for Adoption While Still Maintaining Your Rights

As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’re probably experiencing a lot of inner turmoil. It’s important to know, if you are considering giving up your child to a family through adoption, that you have rights. You are a human being and deserve to be treated fairly and justly. We have over twenty years of experience helping women just like you,and we can guide and assist you every step of the [...] Read more

How the Landscape of Adoption Is Changing

The numbers are staggering. The State Department just released new data as part of its annual report. Foreign adoptions are down from 23,000 in 2004 to 6,441 children adopted from abroad in 2014. There are a few reasons that could account for the decline. The U.S joined The Hague Convention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hague_Adoption_Convention) in 2008. Its purpose is to set standards for [...] Read more

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