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9 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is here! It’s a month-long event to encourage people to learn about adoption, recognize people who have been impacted by adoption, and organize positive adoption-related events. There are many ways you…

How the Republican Tax Reform Affects the Adoption Tax Credit

UPDATE: Some good news! The Senate’s revised tax proposal restores the adoption tax credit, but there are still actions to take to make sure the adoption tax credit remains as the House and Senate finalize their…

How Does The Adoption Tax Credit Work?

What Is The Adoption Tax Credit? For parents who want to adopt, all the costs associated with adoption can add up. However, there is great news for adoptive parents! The adoption tax credit, made permanent…

How to Support Expectant Birth Mothers Considering Adoption

If you know an expectant birth mother who is considering adoption, it’s important to support her decision through this difficult process. There are likely many reasons why she decided to place her child into a…

Pre- and Post-Adoption Social Media Plan

Today, social media is used by people of all ages to connect, discover, and update loved ones on their daily lives. Because social media is a way to connect and share with others, social media…

7 Children’s Movies with Adoption Themes

Adoption is a recurring theme in a variety of children’s TV shows and movies. While oftentimes this theme is expressed inaccurately or without much care, there are a few movies that either subtly or directly…

Hospital Expectations for Adoptive Parents

As a birth mother’s due date approaches, it’s natural for anyone involved in the adoption to feel excited, nervous, and all kinds of emotions. Since there is always some uncertainty among prospective adoptive parents with…

Dealing with Birth Mother’s Withdrawal from Open Adoption

Open adoption arrangements can vary greatly, from the birth mother simply selecting the adoptive family to maintained communication after the placement of the child.  Typically these arrangements are decided upon before the birth, to make…

Building Relationships with Other Adoptees

Making friends is an important part of growing up. As a child, it is beneficial to be exposed to people that are both similar, and different than you. So, as an adoptee, finding friends that…

Public vs. Private Adoption

When considering growing your family through adoption, it is important to know that there are different routes available and to determine which is right for you. Two different opportunities for hopeful adoptive parents include fostering…