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My Experience as a Gestational Surrogacy Social Worker

Lauren Dove, our social worker, shares her experiences working in the field of surrogacy. When I began with the firm, my focus was solely on the adoption side, working with expectant mothers. It is a field I feel led and called to, to walk with someone potentially making such a monumental choice for their child. […]

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Choosing Between an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, and Attorney

Our very own, James Fletcher Thompson, recently participated in the Creating a Family Radio Show as an expert commentator. This nationally recognized, weekly podcast is dedicated to discussing adoption and infertility. Jim was also featured in the Adoption 101 podcast, which can be found on our blog. This particular podcast covered a topic that we […]

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An Open Adoption Q&A [Kristen]

1.     How do you define the moment when you first became a mother? Many moments stand out for me when I think about our adoption journeys.  First, making the decision to choose adoption and sharing the plan with our family and friends.   Secondly, starting the ‘work’: meeting with our social worker,  reading the literature, and connecting […]

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Adoption Statistics Released for the First Time in 30 Years

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) recently released “Adoption by the Numbers.” It is the most comprehensive statistical report of its breadth since 1985, when the NCFA released its first Adoption by the Numbers. The National Council for Adoption is nonprofit and nonpartisan organization advocating for adoption with a mission to meet the needs of […]

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Showing Love for Everyone in the Adoption Triad

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to start thinking about your loved ones and showing them how much they mean to you. While Valentine’s Day is often reserved for romantic significant others, it’s important to let all of your loved ones know how much you love and care for them on this holiday. For […]

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Ways to Support Your Child’s Birth Parents

Open adoptions are becoming increasingly common, and it’s a wonderful trend in the adoption community. However, navigating relationships between adoptive and birth parents in open adoptions can be a bit tricky. On both sides, no one wants to come on too strong, but no one wants to come off as indifferent or uncaring either. As […]

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The Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces of 2016

Unfortunately, less than half of companies in the United States offer adoption benefits to their employees. But thanks to the work of organizations like the Dave Thomas Foundation and other leading companies promoting adoption benefits, these numbers are rising. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, established by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, is an organization that […]

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Prepping the House for a New Baby

With the many emotional ups and downs that come with the adoption process, prepping the house for a new baby can seem like a daunting task. And while most parents have 9 months to prep their house in anticipation for the arrival of their little bundle, adoptive parents don’t have such definite timelines. However, prepping […]

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Questions to Keep in Mind When First Meeting with an Expectant Mother

  Perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking steps in the adoption process is meeting an expectant mother for the first time. Both parties are likely very nervous, and this can sometimes hinder conversation. However, with a bit of preparation and by keeping a few things in mind, you can speak freely, have a great conversation, […]

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Why You Need an Adoption Attorney to Finalize Your Adoption

When it finally comes time to finalize your adoption, you have likely already been on a long and emotional journey. So the last thing you want is to experience any last minute bumps in the road. An adoption attorney can help your finalization go off without a hitch. Why hire an attorney who specializes in […]

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