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Best Blog Posts of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to recognize some of the most impactful blogs we published this year. These blogs are great resources for all members of the adoption triad, and we hope that you can benefit from the information provided! Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially  Transracial adoption is very… Continue reading Best Blog Posts of 2021

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October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

October is a month dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness, and while this is important to acknowledge, there are many other conditions of which to be aware. Educating yourself and spreading awareness on these conditions may benefit your children, others around you, and even yourself. Having said this, below are eight conditions to be recognized that… Continue reading October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

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Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

After a year of being virtual, nature is calling. Why your family should answer the call. Parks sealed off with caution tape. Virtual schooling and stay-at-home orders. Masks and hand sanitizer stations on display. “Stay Well” truly is the tagline of 2020. As more and more people get vaccinated, our lives begin to reopen. Technology… Continue reading Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

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Addressing Back to School Anxieties for Adoptees

Adopted children may face back-to-school anxieties about adjusting to a new environment, facing questions about their adoption, or separation anxiety. This year might be specifically challenging after the many changes schools had to adjust to for the COVID-19 pandemic. This fall might be the first time your child is going back to school full time,… Continue reading Addressing Back to School Anxieties for Adoptees

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Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?

Why visits are so meaningful and how to promote healthy relationships for every individual AFTH birth mother Samantha helping daughter Charlotte walk during a visit at Millburn Orchard Last year was challenging and frightening. With so many unknowns from the coronavirus, our lives had to halt, keeping us confined to our homes. In order to… Continue reading Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?

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What is an Adoption Social Worker?

An Adoption Social Worker can go by many names: adoption specialist or adoption agent. Names aside, these social workers all provide an easier path in the adoption process between the triad. The triad is made up of the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. The social worker provides counseling and makes sure the… Continue reading What is an Adoption Social Worker?

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“All You Can Ever Know” Book Review

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR, Time, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, Bustle, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library and more...   In her 2018 memoir “All You Can Ever Know”, Asian transracial adoptee Nicole Chung digs into issues of race, identity, and motherhood through the lens of… Continue reading “All You Can Ever Know” Book Review

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Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family

Prior to adolescence, children become extremely curious about their adoption stories and get into the stage of asking questions to fulfill their curiosity. Once they reach the adolescent age they start to demand fuller and more actual answers. Some of the most popular questions that will be thrown at you are; • Why was I… Continue reading Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family

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The Immense Differences between Working with a Private Adoption Agency and Foster Care Adoption: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Options

If you are considering adoption, you must fully transition and commit before beginning the adoption process. As prospective adoptive parents, you have to decide what type of adoption you are interested in pursuing, which depends on several factors. Do you want to adopt a baby or an older child? Do you want the birthparents to… Continue reading The Immense Differences between Working with a Private Adoption Agency and Foster Care Adoption: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Options