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Benefits of an Open Adoption

When we first started our adoption journey, we were very set on a closed adoption. We didn't want to "share" parenting responsibilities with two other people. In order to get a home study, we were required to attend 10 hours of adoption training. Part of this training was listening to an adoptee panel and a…

Can I place My Baby for Adoption after the baby is born?

Placing a baby for adoption is never an easy decision and sometimes women wait till the end of the pregnancy to make a final decision. Sometimes they call ACF Adoptions after the baby is born and that’s okay too.  This is often referred to as a “last minute case” and there is no specific good or bad…

10 Things Every Birthmother Wants Adoptive Parents To Know

By Patricia Dischler, Author, speaker, child care professional, and birthmother -   I often told my son’s adoptive mother how much I loved her and was thankful she was a part of my life. But, like many things I’ve told her over the years, Kathy would already know. Back in 1985 I chose open adoption for…

How to Know if an Adoption Match is “Right” for You

By Stacey Levine, LMHC, Adoption Counselor -   Hello!  My name is Stacey Levine and I have been in the adoption field as a social worker for almost 20 years.  You might say I am obsessed with adoption.  The whole thing...birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees.  There is something special in adoption and I am so happy…

1 Year Anniversary – STAY-AT-HOME ADOPTIVE DAD

By Tim, Adoptive Dad -   This month marks my 1-year anniversary in my new job and like with any job I took some time recently to reflect on my 1st year’s performance.  I tried to ask for my boss’s feedback, but since she cannot form a sentence yet she was not much help.  Her beautiful…