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Author: Forever Bound Adoption

Good Adoption Terms to Know

Adoption Terms Adoption assistanceFinancial or medical assistance given on a one-time or on-going basis to an adoptive parent on behalf of an adopted child. This subsidy may be provided through federal, state, county and/or local resources. (See itle IV-E.) Adoption services Any activity/procedure designed to facilitate the entire legal process of adoption including intake, pre-placement activities and planning, adoptive placement of the child, post-placement activities, and post-legalization (or

7 Ways To Conquer Your Fear That A Prospective Birthmother Won’t Choose You

Maybe it was because Halloween was just around the corner. Or maybe it was because of something else. But for whatever reason, Cassie was scared. She was worried that she and her husband wouldn’t get chosen by a prospective birthmother, putting an end to her lifelong dream of becoming a parent. Never mind that she hadn’t even sent her adoption profile out yet.  The worst case scenarios

There is enough love to rescue children from foster care

This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, "Is today the day?" Which day? The day they might finally find a "Forever Family." These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system. They may have entered the system a few weeks ago ---or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home — or their fifth. They may have been placed with their brothers or

Choosing an Adoption Agency

Chuck Johnson gives you tips & questions to ask adoption agencies!  Written by Chuck Johnson of the National Council for Adoption -August 2014 I am always struck by how much adoption has changed since the 1980s, when I first began working as an intern at an adoption agency. At that time, most prospective adoptive families would have chosen to use a local agency to adopt a child.

SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ADOPTION CONFERENCE

On November 15, 2014 United For Adoption will be sponsoring its second annual National Conference. The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Community Library in downtown Salt Lake City. We invite you to attend. Come join other adoptive couples, prospective adoptive couples, expectant parents, birth parents, adoptees and all those who support adoption on the day. We plan to have a very worthwhile