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Adoption Advocate Video

Taken from the the web page: “I am an advocate for adopting. I wasn’t adopted and never needed to be, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling for those kids who are in need of it. Many couples and even singles want to adopt, and there are even waiting lists they often have to be on. So why, then, are there orphanages around the country and world full of kids wishing for adoption? If they get passed up as a...

Baby Shower for Adopting Parents

We all hear about baby showers for expecting parents, but what about for adopting parents? An adoption baby shower is more than acceptable – it’s encouraged! Adopting parents have the same needs as any other new parents would, but with a few minor considerations. You should steer clear of planning a surprise celebration on the day the family brings their child home. This can be a very emotional time – the...

Five Things To Remember When You Adopt An Older Ch...

According to 2005 statistics, there are over 500,000 children in foster care, with the average age being ten years old. Adopting older children can be very rewarding but it’s not for the faint of heart. These children will bring you every bad experience they’ve had and dump it right into your unsuspecting lap. I adopted not one, but three older children and I’ve learned a few things along the way. 1) Don’t freak...

Making the Decision to Adopt: Part 1

The path to choosing adoption is different for everyone. Here, some of our forum members share what led them to making the decision to adopt. Scroll down for the link to part two of this discussion. When we decided to adopt it was a very spontaneous decision. During a frustrating conversation with my mother about my sister’s poor parenting choices, I blurted out “Don’t call me about her behavior again...

Making the Decision to Adopt: Part 2

What was it that brought you to adoption? What made you decide to adopt? We asked some of the members of our adoption forum and here’s what they had to say. Feel free to answer in a comment here. We’d love to know what our visitors think.   Read part one here At first, adoption was not something we thought about. We wanted to get pregnant and create a little person that looked like one or both of us, and we...

Transracial Adoption: One Families Experience

A mom and her son discuss their realities of growing up as a multi-racial adoptive family. Judy and Aaron Stigger share their insights, experiences and advice for Caucasian families considering adopting an African American child. You can see the love they have for each other in this video. © 2011 Forever Parents Tags: adoptive family, Transracial Adoption Related posts Watch The Adoption...

Adopting Outside Your Race

What advice would you give someone who was considering adopting outside their race? I asked our forum members and here are some of their answers. That if they had to ‘talk themselves into this’, then they shouldn’t be doing it. That if they are caucasian themselves, once they adopt a baby of color, their family will forever be categorized as a multiracial family and it will change how much of society will...

Adopt US Kids PSA: Forgotten Lunch

Adopt US Kids sponsored a wonderful series of adoption videos. Through humor, they show that you don’t have to be perfect to adopt a child that needs a family. © 2011 Forever Parents Tags: adoption psa, foster care adoption, Older Child Adoption Related posts Every Child Needs Love (0) Wendy’s Raised Over $1 Million for Adoption (2) Urge Senate To Reauthorize Adoption Incentive Prog

Families Through International Adoption

On our old adoption forums, a member asked this question: For all of you who have adopted internationally, what have your experiences been and what should we be looking out for and asking agencies? Here is one of the she received from a forum member: We went the international route after becoming severely discouraged and disappointed with the US domestic. But before we made the final decision about choosing another country...

Adoption PSA: The Hamster

Adopt Us Kids sponsored a series of PSA’s on adoption. This one is really cute! Glad the hamster was okay! © 2011 Forever Parents Tags: foster adoption, Older Child Adoption Related posts Wendy’s Raised Over $1 Million for Adoption (2) Urge Senate To Reauthorize Adoption Incentive Program (0) Treat Dad To Frosty And Help Children In Foster Care (1) Thoughts on Transracial Adoptio

Adoption On Twitter

Do you tweet about adoption, or are you a parent through adoption? Take a look at my adoption twitter list to find more people to follow, or leave your twitter link in a comment to get added to it. Only tweets that are supportive of adoptive families will be added. Yeah, I know, we’re funny like that. Twitter Adoption List You can also follow the list by clicking the green “Follow this list” button. Members...

On the Outside Looking In: The Adoptive Parent Exp...

Written by Keadie People often wonder why adoptive and preadoptive parents need support. It is assumed that adoptive parents have “all the joy and none of the pain”. Many have no idea what trials and tribulations adoptive families endure to “become real”. The devastation of childlessness can be a crippling disability, terribly misunderstood. Pre-adoptive parents seek to share their joy with their...

A Family Portrait: The Johnson’s Adoption St...

From The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation, this is the Johnson’s adoption story. Tags: adoption story Related posts The Perception Of Adoption In History (2) Suggested Children’s Adoption Books (3) Rosie’s Family by Lori Rosove (0) Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (1) Adoption Stories: Infant And Older Child Adoption (0)

Are You Tough Enough To Adopt? (Part 2)

Written by Linny In part one, I wrote about our hopeful adoptive couple, Jill and Jon. I mentioned that they have a limited amount of money to spend in their attempt to have a child; and, that those who choose to build their family through pregnancy have little to ‘prove’ in order to show they’re worthy to become parents—-unlike people who choose to adopt a baby/child. Jill and Jon have already gone through the...