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Adoption Support Doesn’t End When the Adoption is Complete

Newness and expectancy is what makes beginnings so exciting, but so often in life we enter into the next stage with a certain naïveté. When we were young, we may have been excited about the first day of Kindergarten, but we had never been to school before. We entered into marriage never having been wed […]

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5 Unique Adoption Fundraising Ideas

We all know one of the biggest concerns for many prospective adoptive parents is cost. It’s also the biggest hindrance and the reason many people don’t even consider adopting. There are many ways adoptive parents can fund their adoption, such as grants and savings accounts. Finding the money to fund your adoption doesn’t always have […]

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What To Do If You’re Referred Child Has A Medical Issue?

As parents, of course we naturally want our children to be healthy. More often than before, children adopted through international adoption, however, will come into your home with some medical problems ranging from the easily correctable to lifelong disabilities. If you’re referred a child with a medical issue, determining whether to accept the referral is […]

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Adoption: Taking the First Three Steps of the Journey

Have you ever had the experience of looking at a blank piece of paper and not knowing what to write? In the beginning, that’s how many prospective adoptive parents feel. They’ve already decided they want to pursue adoption, but they just don’t know where to start. As an adoption agency, it’s our job to help […]

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Learning English for the First Time

Learning a language takes time and patience, but we have some found some tips complied by Licensed Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist Natalia Likhtik at www.bgcenter.com/BE/NLikhtik.htm that can help children acquire the English language faster.   Talk to your children in English a lot. If children are to acquire a language, they absolutely must have a language […]

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Update: Hodum Family Adopts a Taiwan Sibling Group

We loved hearing from Emily Hodum about the family’s recent adoption! Read our interview here. Tell me a little about your adoption story. What was the process like? What led you to adoption? I (Emily) went on a mission trip in 2011 to Bulgaria. This was the most life-changing experience I have ever had.  During […]

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A Birthmother’s Perspective: Letters of Love – Patricia Dischler

After reading Patricia Dischler’s article “Letters of Love” in Adoption Today, we were so inspired. We love the insight it provides into the perspective of a birthmother. After consulting with Patricia, we got permission to share it with you. Patricia Dischler has spent 25 years caring for and about kids. She is a nationally recognized […]

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Homecoming Story: The Smiths

At New Beginnings, we love sharing successful adoption stories with our supporters, and the Smiths have a beautiful story to tell. We touched base with Atonya Smith recently to get an update about her family’s adoption. Here is their story.   Michael and Atonya Smith began their adoption process over a year ago. It all […]

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Different Types of Adoption

When prospective adoptive parents begin their adoption journey, they typically research the various types of adoption. Adoption agencies, attorneys, foster care, open, closed, domestic, international. The list can be long and confusing! We’ve discussed these many options with adoptive families, as well as those curious about adoption in general. To help you understand the different […]

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ACCU Adoption Advocate Heads to Washington D.C. to Accept Adoption Hall of Fame Award

We would like to wish Mendell L. Thompson, president and CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union, a huge congratulations on his induction to the National Council for Adoption’s Adoption Hall of Fame. The ACCU believes that adoption is the heart of the gospel, and we are so proud that Mendell Thompson is once again being […]

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