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International Adoptions

Home Studies

If you are beginning your adoption journey , you have  likely heard the word “home study.” For some couples, this word might cause a feeling of  anxiety. For others, it’s an exciting step in  the adoption process.  Home studies are part of every adoption, and our experienced, warm, and friendly staff are here to help […]

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Travel Considerations

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first big trip overseas, deciding on what to bring or what not to pack is an important decision. Add the excitement of bringing home your child and you’re certain to leave something behind.  We often see families worrying more about the financials and itinerary than […]

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Easing the Adjustment Period: Bringing your older adoptive child into the community

“Healing came, not in the way we had prayed for, but in the way that God had planned all along.Healing came in small steps. Healing came when we sent in our application to adopt to New Beginnings. Healing came in the form of a letter telling us we were on the waiting list. Healing came […]

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The Money Question: Tackling the Biggest Objection to Adoption

Prospective adoptive parents often have concerns on how they will meet the financial needs of adopting a child. Adoptive parents are usually faced with initial costs that can be challenging and stressful. So what exactly am I paying for? International and domestic adoptions can cost anywhere from about $15,000 to $40,000. Costs include but are not […]

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Three Polish games to play with your children this summer

We are very excited about new Poland adoption program, but know that adopting pre-schoolers and older children can present their own challenges. One of the best ways to bond with any child is through playing games. So we’ve compiled a list of a few of the most common children’s games played in Poland. Whether you’ve […]

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Language in Poland

Many families who consider international adoptions may have questions concerning the child’s education and language barriers.  Raising bilingual children is a great investment that they will thank you for later.  I wouldn’t completely take your internationally adopted child away from their heritage, but obviously learning your native language is a must. After the fall of […]

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How and When Do I Talk to My Child About Adoption?

Children who are exposed to the term adoption and their adoption story at an early age are more comfortable asking questions and talking openly about the subject. For children whose adoption story may involve some difficult details, it’s okay to share simple, age appropriate parts of the story through the early years. With the door […]

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Tackling the Myths of Adoption

When you finally get brave enough to tell your friends and family you’re considering adopting, you’ll likely be met with a variety of questions and some well-meaning words of caution. Check out these Myths and Facts about the reality of adopting so you’ll be ready to help your family and friends love the idea of […]

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