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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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Adopting Out of Birth Order

  In the past, adopting out of birth order was universally discouraged by adoption professionals. However, we find very little research showing that it causes any longstanding problems. Even so, many countries still do not allow for children to be adopted out of birth order internationally. If you are considering adopting internationally, you will need […]

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NB’s Top 5 Books for Parents

The very first step when considering adoption is to simply learn more. At the very beginning, you’re asking questions and finding credible resources. If the materials you have are really good, they can also serve as guides to help you through tough situations. At New Beginnings, we want to make sure you have as many […]

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Little Charlie’s Miracle by Sara Berry

We are pleased to have Sara Berry guest blogging for us today. Sara is wife, mother, teacher, speaker, and author. Her newest book A Broken Mirror is a novel based on a true story of a New Beginnings adoption. We also had the honor of completing Sara’s homestudy for what some would consider to be […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Adoption Fraud

  Adoption fraud attacks some of our most vulnerable citizens during their most vulnerable times: birthmothers who are looking for options for their child and couples who desperately want to be parents. That is why it’s so important to work with a professional you can trust. Whether you are a birthmother or an adoptive family, […]

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Going Back to School After Christmas

They say that all good things must come to an end, and for most of us, Christmas break has ended, and school is back in session. Even though the winter break is only a couple of weeks long, it can still be hard to get your family back into “the swing of things”. If you’re […]

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5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Waiting Families

Christmas can be a difficult time for parents waiting to adopt a child. While all their nieces and nephews are scrambling over one another, opening gifts at the family get together, we can almost guarantee that your friends will be thinking about their child. If you want to do something to cheer them up this […]

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Celebration of Adoption Wrap Up

Twenty-four percent of Americans will consider adopting. Only two percent will actually follow through.   This startling statistic about the state of adoption in America comes from Dr. George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group and an adoptive father. Barna served as the keynote speaker during New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services 2015 […]

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10 Awesome National Adoption Month Ideas

In 1976 Governor Michael Dukakis announced Adoption Week in his home state of Massachusetts to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families. Eight years later, President Ronald Reagan announced the first ever National Adoption week in the U.S. Finally, in 1995, President Bill Clinton expanded that week to National Adoption Month. Now, every November […]

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What You Need to Know About Referrals Under Hague

Without a doubt one thing you will have while going through the adoption process is questions. This is to be expected and asking questions is actually encouraged. Without asking questions you will not know what obstacles lay ahead. It’s also important to remember that whereas a Hague adoption requires the adoption agency to obtain and […]

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