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New Beginnings’ Tennessee Office Social Workers

Over the years, we at New Beginnings have seen this ministry grow far beyond anything we could imagine. When we started getting a number of calls from west Tennessee asking for home studies, we knew we needed an office in the state to be able to conduct all of the home studies that were being […]

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New Beginnings’ Domestic Adoption Social Workers

When you rely on New Beginnings to guide you through the adoption process, you are relying on a group of professionals, not volunteers. Many of our social workers have advanced degrees and all of them have a passion for serving the families in our programs. Jody, Tom, and Kala work in our domestic adoption program. […]

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New Beginnings’ Home Study Social Workers

A home study is much more than just a background check. A home study is necessary before an adoption can take place, whether your adoption is facilitated by an agency, the foster care system or an attorney. At New Beginnings we offer this service to adoptive parents, regardless of whether they work with us as […]

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Have You Considered Adoption?: A Compilation of Resources

  Have you considered adoption? Twenty-four percent of Americans will consider adopting a child of some age, at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, only two percent will actually follow through. Why is that? For most people, adoption is not something they talk about on a daily basis. In addition, there are many stereotypes and […]

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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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Surviving Post Adoption Holidays with Your Extended Family

It’s supposed to be “warm and fuzzy time,” and during the holidays most families anticipate spending time with relatives. Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers give us a chance to build connections with people we love who live far away. For the adoptive parent however, these get-togethers can be the source of a lot of holiday anxiety. […]

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November is National Family Stories Month

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us will be reconnecting with family members and many of us will listen as grandma and grandpa talk about “the good old days”. All the stories that get passed around this time of year give us a great opportunity to learn about our heritage. This is why […]

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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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Different Types of Adoption

When prospective adoptive parents begin their adoption journey, they typically research the various types of adoption. Adoption agencies, attorneys, foster care, open, closed, domestic, international. The list can be long and confusing! We’ve discussed these many options with adoptive families, as well as those curious about adoption in general. To help you understand the different […]

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Adoption Finance Coach: A New Option for Adoptive Parents

We understand that adoption can be incredibly expensive. Many potential adoptive parents worry about the financial aspect of adoption and may even put off following through for that reason. That’s why we are so happy to provide a free service which helps our adoptive families develop a comprehensive financial plan for their adoption. Many families […]

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