Originally posted August 2011 by Rebekah McGee. Rebekah a New York Adoption Consultant with Adoptions from the Heart. She and her husband adopted an infant son from Ethiopia in 2012 after a 2.5 year adoption process. Their family then had two biological daughters in 2013 and 2017. They are a transracial and special-needs family as… Continue reading is the paperwork making me crazy or was i this way before?
Here are six tips from Nicole, AFTH's Office Manager in Allentown, about ways to keep your home study paperwork organized. Make Copies of all Paperwork, Including Checks We recommend keeping a record of all documents you send your social worker. By doing so, you have access to everything you’ve provided to AFTH and the update/renewal… Continue reading How to Keep Your Home Study Paperwork Organized
I Want to Adopt – Now What? Men and women all around the United States make one life-altering decision every day. Oftentimes, this decision is an amazing one: I want to adopt a child. With this choice comes relief for some and anxiety for others. What will this mean for me and my family? What does… Continue reading I Want to Adopt…Now What?
What is the home study? The home study is “an assessment of prospective adoptive parents to see if they are suitable for adopting a child.” It covers many elements of the prospective parents’ lives to not only ensure that they are ready and able to take care of a child, but that they will be placed… Continue reading The Home Study
As a prospective adoptive parent, you are likely researching various adoption agencies and professionals with one big question in mind: How much will this adoption cost, and will it fall within our budget? Many people say that they would really like to adopt but they automatically think they can’t afford it because the one word… Continue reading The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt
If you are considering building your family through adoption, you’ve probably done some research. This post is all about how to choose an adoption agency that meets your needs.To begin, we would suggest searching on websites such as BuildingYourFamily.com, Adoption.com, or RainbowKids.com for a list of agencies that are licensed in your state. Read through… Continue reading Choosing An Adoption Agency
♥One Size Does Not Fit All - What worked for your friends or relatives may not be right for you. There are many variables that determine which option is the best fit for your family. Domestic adoptions from the U.S. offer families the opportunity to know their child's medical background, meet their child's birth family, and… Continue reading Adoption 101