Adoption

It’s not uncommon for adoption to land in the news when it involves someone famous. Headlines usually give happy, cheerful one-sentence introductions like:“(Actress) adopts daughter from foster care” “(News anchor) adopts a baby” However, there are times when adoption makes news for another reason. In 2020, YouTube Influencer Myka Stauffer and her husband, James, made headlines

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Adoption, Foster Care

If you are anything like me, sometimes the comment section on social media is more entertaining than the original post or article. The comment section is like the newest version of a “letter to the editor” where you’ll find the opinion of virtually anyone who took time to press “send.” Recently, there was a news

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Adoption

Sometimes the adoption process is referred to as a “paperwork pregnancy”.  It is definitely a labor of love and involves many, many documents.  The culmination of this work is when you submit your dossier. A dossier (dos-ee-ay) is a collection of documents that report on various aspects of your life and represents you as adoptive

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Adoption

Beginning the adoption journey can be intimidating for a first-time adoptive family. Common lingo in the adoption world may feel foreign to a newcomer.  With the first step of the process being a homestudy, it may leave you with many questions. A home study is an evaluation of each potential adoptive family prior to the

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Adoption

It’s a bit unfortunate that such a big decision is your first one out of the gate in the marathon of an adoption.  Which adoption agency will you use?   Each adoption is unique and there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question.  However, you can find the right agency for you,

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Supporting Families

With it being Self Care Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind us to check in and ask ourselves very personal but necessary questions. Am I happy today?Am I thankful?Am I ignoring any physical changes that need to be addressed?Am I practicing my own advice?Am I on-the-go so much that I just need a break?Do

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