Adoptive Parents Resources

Help With Finances

Congratulations! You have decided to pursue adoption. For many families the cost of adoption might seem as if it will prevent the option. However, there are great resources available to you. The following information is provided to assist you with the financial concerns of the adoption process. Employer Benefits and Adoption-Friendly Workplaces Many companies provide adoption benefits to employees. Contact your human resources department to determine whether...

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Fathers ~ The Key to a Child’s Well Being

I clearly remember the first two weeks of our first child’s life.   Brad was just getting ready to start a new career and he had two full weeks home with us before he began his new adventure.   I watched a husband turn into a Father and boy did he fall head over hills for our little tiny daughter. This was the guy who would sometimes state...

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To Share or Not to Share?

As the new school year approaches I, like many adoptive parents, ask myself the question “Do I talk about adoption to my child’s new teacher?” With each of my older children the answer each year has been “yes”.  This year I am a bit more hesitant.  Unlike our first 3 adoptions where we enjoy completely open adoptions, our youngest child’s adoption is different.  We have met...

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What Infertility Took

Social media is an awesome and powerful tool. It has blessed me with support and new friendships while we were family building. I had wonderful opportunities to connect with other people who understood my life and who could help lift me on hard days.   It was also through social networking we were able to spread the word we were hoping to adopt.  This helped connect...

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Beating the Summertime Blues

Are your kids starting to get the summer boredom bug?  Are they watching too much TV or playing on gadgets a little more than you would like?    I know the answer at my home is a big YES!   Camden, my nine year old seems to have his DS attached to his hip while my youngest, Spencer,  is begging to get Camden off his DS and...

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I Had An Amazing Experience Last Week…birth mom to birth mom!

I had an amazing experience last week where I was able to meet with another birth mom. Something special about the two of us is we both placed our babies with the same family. She placed three years before my son went to his adoptive family and was part of the reason I picked them as a family. I think it's very therapeutic to talk to...

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Support Children and Families touched by Adoption through NCFA

I serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Adoption. It is my privilege to stand with NCFA in helping to support children and families touched by adoption. Many of you understand the importance of children having permanent families. For this reason and for many more we hope you will join us in supporting the National Council For Adoption as we celebrate 35...

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