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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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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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The Weems: a ‘ big, beautiful, bold, boisterous family of five!’

We love sharing about what God is doing through New Beginnings with our adoptive families and supporters! This week we highlight the Weems and how God unexpectedly fulfilled their desire for a big family even after it seemed they would never have anymore children. Below is the Weems’ adoption journey in Krista Weems’ own words. […]

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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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NB’s Top 5 Books for Kids

  Studies have shown again and again that there really is no downside to reading to your children. Reading strengthens the bond between you. It also reinforces basic speech skills giving them a better grasp of the fundamentals of language. Reading also encourages better communication skills and children that are read to have a higher […]

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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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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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Food Issues With Adopted Children: Food Insecurity

Imagine for a moment that you are a young child. You are completely dependent on those around you to care for you and to ensure that you are being fed. But what if they don’t meet your needs? What if you don’t know where your next meal is coming from or if there will even be […]

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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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Is Incorporating Traditions from Your Child’s Birth Country a Good Idea?

When we talk about someone’s heritage, we are referring to anything that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Physical possessions, genetic traits, historical landmarks, special ways of preparing food, customs, and beliefs can all be part of someone’s heritage. Traditions are specifically the customs and beliefs that are passed from generation […]

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