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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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Interview Questions For International Adoption Agencies

This content was originally published by Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education nonprofit. See more here.   This extensive questionnaire is broken into three sections of questions: Country Specific, Agency Specific, Services Offered, plus a list of documents to request that they send to you and a place to evaluate the feel […]

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New Beginnings’ International Adoption Social Workers

Your family is our first priority at New Beginnings. We’ve hired top-notch social workers to guide you through the adoption process. Many of our social workers have advanced degrees and all of them have a passion for placing children with their forever families. Amanda and Victoria work in our international adoption department. They coordinate adoptions […]

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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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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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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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