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The Wait: Advice from Adoptive Parents

At a recent annual family picnic, we asked some of our adoptive parents to tell us what kind of advice they would give other adoptive families waiting for a match. Their responses are so insightful and exactly what we tell prospective adoptive families.

Adoption Connection Receives the HRC Seal of Recognition for Best Practices

On May 17, 2013, Adoption Connection of Jewish Family and Children’s Services was honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for our work with LGBTQ+ families. Ellen Kahn, Director of HRC’s Family Project, came to personally present the All Children
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Words of Wisdom in Open Adoption

Kristy and Nate Boblitt recently were invited to prepare a talk about open adoption by LOV/CON.

A Tribute to a Birthmom

Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s day to each and every one of you — to mothers and mothers-to-be. Last year at this time, I had lost all hope of ever being a mother and tried to stop obsessing about being a
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4 Ways to Help Finance Adoption

Adoption is a life changing process, but it can be an expensive one, too. As you embark on your adoption journey, it is never too soon to begin preparing your budget, researching assistance programs, and thinking creatively about fundraising.

Remembering Ellen Roseman

Ellen Roseman, a strong and important presence in open adoption for the past 30 years, sadly passed away April 20th, 2013. Ellen will be remembered for her tireless advocacy for open adoption records and helping birthparents and adopting parents create meaningful relationships throughout their lives.
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Coping with Post-Adoption Depression

The long process of trying to have a child is over. The doctors, infertility treatments, paperwork, workshops, caseworker visits, dear birth mother letters, and countless other steps have finally culminated in the adoption of a lovely new baby.

Coping with PADS, Continued

Finding Support for Difficult Feelings While the adoption process is almost complete, the end to the roller coaster ride may appear remote.
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Transracial Adoption Q/A with Angela True

Adoption Connection participated in the Open Adoption Interview Project, where bloggers interview adoptive parents about their experiences surrounding adoption.

A Blended Adoptive Family – Writing Their Own Story

Five-year-old Joachim and 2-year-old Jaspar are cherished young men. When the December holidays and birthdays roll around, the brothers get to celebrate with their parents  …  and their birth families.
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