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15
Mar
2022

Connecting with Birth Parents Early in Your Adoption

Did you know that connecting with prospective birth parents early in your adoption is beneficial to your continued relationship? It’s becoming more common for prospective birth mothers to request to meet hopeful adoptive families early in the adoption process.

3
Mar
2022

The Importance of Revisiting Your APQ

If it’s been three to six months since your APQ call, you may benefit from reviewing your answers. Many hopeful adoptive parents find that their adoption preferences evolve.

15
Feb
2022

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

Black History Month is an important time to learn more about American history. Read on to learn new ways you and your family can experience Black History month together.

15
Jan
2022

Why Do We Have to Pay Expenses That Were Incurred Before We Were Matched?

As you’ve spent some time researching the adoption process for hopeful adoptive families, you may have stumbled upon something known as “living expenses” or “birth mother expenses.” These are fees that all adoptive parents pay to cover all pregnancy- and adoption-related costs for the …

3
Jan
2022

5 Biggest Qualities Birth Parents Are Looking for in Adoptive Families

As a hopeful adoptive parent, you simply want to provide a child with a happy, loving home. That is a selfless, beautiful and heroic decision. But, you may be asking, “What are birth parents really looking for in adoptive families?” That’s why we’re here …

1
Dec
2021

5 Festive Ways to Connect with Birth Parents

As an adoptive parent, you may be wondering how you can connect with your child’s birth parents this holiday season. Here are 5 festive tips to get you started.

1
Nov
2021

Why Belonging Plays a Crucial Role in Transracial Adoption

From the perspective of a transracial adoptee

As you may expect, transracial adoptions come with their own unique set of challenges. Growing up, one of the hardest realities of my adoption story that I had to grapple with was not looking like the rest of …

1
Oct
2021

5 Questions to Ask if You’re Considering Transracial Adoption

Making the decision to adopt transracially is a time for celebration, but it’s also a time for reflection. While any adoption is a big decision to make, transracial adoption has additional nuances that you will need to consider before you fully commit to the process. …

24
Sep
2021

Interview with an Adoptive Family Specialist: Open Adoption

Erin, an Adoptive Family Specialist, sat down for a Q & A to discuss APQs, the minimum requirements adoptive families must agree to and the benefit of having an open relationship with the birth family post-adoption.

10
Sep
2021

Importance of Continuing Communication in Adoption

An adoptive family continued sending pictures and updates to the birth mother for nine years. Then they heard a response.

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