Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thinking About Foster Care Adoption?

There are 6,918 children in foster care in Wisconsin; 1,380 of these children are waiting for adoptive families.  The children’s average ages are frequently school-aged, 5 to 14 years old. While there is a need for foster and adoptive families for children of all ages, the need continues for families to adopt older youth and Thinking About Foster Care Adoption?

Relative Adoptions 101

Roots, family and kin are important to adopted children Just as with any adoption, there must be a proper termination of the parental rights of both the child’s biological parents. New birth certificates are issued, and adoption records are sealed in accordance with state laws. Adopting a close relative’s child may be the best solution Relative Adoptions 101

Step Parent Adoptions: How do they Work?

  Stepparent adoption is governed by State law. Most States make the adoption process a little easier for stepparents, but requirements for home studies, criminal background checks, and procedures for obtaining consent of the noncustodial parent vary widely by State. While many stepparent adoptions can be done without the help of a lawyer, stepparents may Step Parent Adoptions: How do they Work?

Interstate Adoption

When a child is adopted into or from another state The rules of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)  The ICPC is  statutory law in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Before a child born in one state can be taken to another state for the purpose of adoption, both the state Interstate Adoption

What is Open Adoption?

Since the mid-1970s, open adoptions have been widely accepted as more compassionate and enlightened than the secretive adoptions of a previous generation. Indeed, the confidentiality that once defined adoption is no longer the norm. While international adoptions remain mostly closed, as do many public agency adoptions, domestic adoptions increasingly involve contact between adoptive parents and What is Open Adoption?

Using Positive Adoption Language

Why should it be used? The way we talk — and the words we choose — say a lot about what we think and value. When we use positive adoption language, we say that adoption is a way to build a family — just as birth is. Both are important, and neither is more important Using Positive Adoption Language

Books About Adoption

Reading with your Children Those winter months are upon us, so what could be better than cuddling up with  with your little one and reading some of these great stories?  Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born The story of an infant domestic adoption, each page starts with “Tell me again…” to string together Books About Adoption

National Adoption Day | Bowling for Babies!

With Bowling for Babies 2016! Join us for our 3rd Annual Bowling Event! Come out and have a good time! All proceeds to support birth parent program initiatives, sliding fee program and community education. Check in begins between 12 and 12:30. Food and Drink will be available for purchase! 2 hours of bowling and shoe National Adoption Day | Bowling for Babies!

It's World Adoption Day!

Today,  Everyone worldwide will be posting a photo of themselves, their family and their friends  with the hands up smiley face using the hashtag: #WorldAdoptionDay. Will you join us? World Adoption Day is a day to celebrate family, raise awareness, and to raise funds to support families in their adoption.  Show your support by checking into our Facebook It's World Adoption Day!