Tag Archives: domestic adoption

Adoption Wellness Presents:

You’re Invited …   “An Evening With Adoptees” a panel of adults who were adopted, as babies/children will share their stories and take questions from the audience. Pre-adoptive parents, Adoptive Parents, Adoption Professionals, Medical Professionals, Legal Professionals, Educators, and those whose lives are touched by adoption; personally or professionally.  *This workshop offers two credit hours… (Read More)

Adoption Grants Available for Adoptive Parents

  Adoption Grants Adoption Choice, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now able to offer adoption grants to families who are working with Adoption Choice, Inc. and have an approved home study!  These funds will be distributed to families who need assistance funding a portion of their adoption. Families pursuing domestic or international adoption are… (Read More)

Victory! Wisconsin Court Orders Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

Taken from Lambda Legal at www.lambdalegal.org Today, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the state of Wisconsin must issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples, including the son of Lambda Legal clients Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple. “We are… (Read More)

Creating Relationships with Birthparents in Adoption

Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child’s birth mother and birth father. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews… (Read More)

Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?

Open adoptions are all about relationships, and like all relationships, they are often complicated. Open adoptions, however, can take “complication” to a new high (or would that be low) because the parties involved often come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, and varying degrees of “power” in the relationship.   To read the full… (Read More)

Adoption Laws by State

Adoption is, for the most part, controlled by state law, and these laws vary considerably from state to state. Before pursuing an adoption, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with your state’s policies regarding advertising for birth parents, birth mother expenses, consents to adoption, adoption subsidies, and more. If you will be adopting a child born… (Read More)

Discounted Educational Courses

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM). NAM draws attention to the urgent need for permanent families for the more than 102,000 children and youth waiting for adoption. To help promote this important message, Adoption Learning Partners offering several of their most popular and educational adoption resources to professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the… (Read More)

Is Embryo Adoption Right for Me?

  In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments often result in the creation of extra emb ryos, which are generally frozen. The couple may later decide to donate any unused embryos to other couples or individuals experiencing infertility. Choosing embryo donation allows intended parents to carry a pregnancy to term and give birth to their child.  … (Read More)