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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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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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Help Us Offer Hope this Fourth of July

Miranda (true name), 16 years old and pregnant, with no mother or father in her life to offer love or support, endured the pressure of her very own grandmother to abort her unborn baby. As the grandmother of four amazing grandchildren, I find it difficult to grasp. But Miranda stood alone for life—was referred to […]

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Honoring Birthmothers

The birthmothers we serve sacrifice so much even beyond the 9 months they carry a child whom they will not parent. Our adoptive families always feel such gratitude for these strong, brave women, but often struggle with how to show that gratitude and love. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have a few ideas. Even in […]

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How and When Do I Talk to My Child About Adoption?

Children who are exposed to the term adoption and their adoption story at an early age are more comfortable asking questions and talking openly about the subject. For children whose adoption story may involve some difficult details, it’s okay to share simple, age appropriate parts of the story through the early years. With the door […]

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