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Should We Homeschool Our Adopted Child

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When adopting children internationally, parents can struggle to select an educational program that offers solid academics within a context of empathy and understanding about their child’s situation. Children who have been in institutionalized care often don’t perform at the appropriate grade level in school, leading many adoptive parents to homeschool their children at least for […]

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Should I Become a Stay at Home Parent?

Most adoptive parents plan to take a brief leave from work during the first few weeks after the arrival of their child. Many international adoptive parents spend several weeks in-country so their bonding time is spent there, and some companies offer paternity/maternity leave for adoptions. However, after the first initial weeks, whether or not adoptive […]

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Post-Adoption Depression in Adoptive Parents

Post-Adoption Depression

Many people have heard of Postpartum Depression, a period of depression suffered by a mother directly following childbirth. What many people don’t know is that a similar type of depression can affect adoptive mothers. It is estimated 18% – 26% of mothers who become parents through adoption suffer from Post-Adoption Depression. While there hasn’t been […]

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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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Wroclaw, Poland: The Land of the Dwarfs

When adopting internationally, you will have to travel to your child’s birth country. Most families stay several days, bonding with their child and completing paperwork. Families adopting through our Poland program often visit Wroclaw, and they often report that one of the most fun parts of their stay in the city is dwarf-hunting. All throughout the […]

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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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Amazing China

In one word, “amazing” sums up our recent visit to China. From the city of Beijing and surrounding areas, to the region surrounding Shanghai, and to the “spicy food” region of the Hunan Province, the country and its people were easy to fall in love with. Yes, leaving the fried foods of Mississippi far behind, […]

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Heart of Compassion 5K Fundraising Opportunity

Adoptive families looking for an opportunity to bless a New Beginnings (and possibly other) adoptive family, you have a GREAT opportunity coming up this fall. This year, Heart of Compassion will be having its 5th annual Heart of Compassion 5K on October 22nd. They are looking for families who are searching for opportunities to fundraise, […]

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