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Ryan Dobson headlines Celebration of Adoption 2016 with theme “Adoption is Missions”

“Culturally, we need New Beginnings. We need more New Beginnings,” declared Ryan Dobson, keynote speaker of New Beginnings 2016 Celebration of Adoption. The night began much like past events, but the atmosphere held more anticipation. Perhaps the anticipation came from the attendance of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah. Or perhaps it came […]

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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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A Birthmother’s Story: Giving My Son the Best Gift

We truly love what we do here at New Beginnings. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a new family form right before our eyes. However, on the other side of every adoption is a birthmother. It wonderful to see a new forever family, but some of the most meaningful things we’ve experienced working in adoption is […]

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The Heartbreaking Issue of Rehoming

When parents have decided that adoption is the right thing for them, they expect to be in it for the long haul. They dream about teaching their children how to drive or watching them graduate, but sometimes things just don’t go the way they’re planned. Adoptions, even with the most diligent of parents, can sometimes […]

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New Beginnings’ Tennessee Office Social Workers

Over the years, we at New Beginnings have seen this ministry grow far beyond anything we could imagine. When we started getting a number of calls from west Tennessee asking for home studies, we knew we needed an office in the state to be able to conduct all of the home studies that were being […]

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New Beginnings’ Domestic Adoption Social Workers

When you rely on New Beginnings to guide you through the adoption process, you are relying on a group of professionals, not volunteers. Many of our social workers have advanced degrees and all of them have a passion for serving the families in our programs. Jody, Tom, and Kala work in our domestic adoption program. […]

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New Beginnings’ Home Study Social Workers

A home study is much more than just a background check. A home study is necessary before an adoption can take place, whether your adoption is facilitated by an agency, the foster care system or an attorney. At New Beginnings we offer this service to adoptive parents, regardless of whether they work with us as […]

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Infertility Awareness Week

Even though one in eight couples in the United States will struggle with infertility this year, the pain infertile couples deal with is often unrecognized by our society. Instead of offering comfort or support, many times people offer their own solutions to a very personal problem. Often these solutions are based on inaccurate information or […]

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Why Do Adoptive Parents Prefer Girls?

  Congratulations! It’s a…” The word that comes next is the most anticipated and life changing word any parents could hear! Boy? Girl? That one word determines whether their future lives are filled with ruffled leggings, Hello Kitty, and fairy princess dresses or toy cars, blasters, and every sport imaginable. Whereas biological parents have to […]

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