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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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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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New Beginnings is Now Offering Creating a Family Resources

  Today we are super excited to announce that we have partnered with the national adoption and infertility organization Creating a Family to provide our prospective adoptive parents with educational resources. We’re even more excited because this partnership means that we can now offer these resources to our New Beginnings adoptive parents absolutely free.   […]

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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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New Beginnings’ TN Director to Receive Angel in Adoption Award

On October 7, Karen Nixon the director of New Beginnings International Family and Children’s Services Tennessee office will be accepting the prestigious Angel in Adoption award at a gala hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.   The Angels in Adoption program gives members of Congress the opportunity to recognize individuals, […]

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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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Chinese Adoption History

Considered one of the largest and most successful adoption programs in the world, China has a rich history regarding adoption. We are happy to now be able to provide direct services to our adoptive families for adoptions from China, and we decided to give you a little history lesson surrounding Chinese adoption. Due to overpopulation, […]

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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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