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Adoption Advocates

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

How Do I Finance My Adoption?

 For many couples financing adoption can be a complicated and expensive process. Forever Bound recognizes it is one of the most daunting and challenging obstacles in a goal to adopt. If you are considering adoption there are several financial resources you might consider. The Federal Tax Credit and Exclusion – I’d recommend that you consult with your tax advisor on this issue. There may also

Why Does Agency Adoption Cost So Much More?

Have you heard or asked the question… “Why does agency adoption cost so much more than private adoption?”. Each agency gives different answers. Although some agencies, like Forever Bound, try to provide the most effective service for least amount in cost it’s very important to see all the reasons why an agency costs more.Understanding what is involved in pursuing adoption and the cost is vital.

What an adoptive mother wants you to know about her child’s Birthmother

Post written by a Forever Bound Staff member- Today I heard the words "when people hear adoption they get curious and want to know details." A birth mother once shared with me that a neighbor told her "you made a huge mistake by placing." I've heard of adoptive parents being asked "do you think you could ever love someone else's child as much as your own."

Thoughts of a Birth Mother

Regardless of whether you are a birth mother, an adoptive parent, an adoptee, or a neighbor of someone who adopted. All can gain insight from the touching blog, "I'll Love You For Always".The blogger is from Arizona, she is a single mom, a student, and she is a birth mother. This birth mother placed her baby boy, Benjamin (aka “B”), 11 months ago for adoption.

Preparing Children for the Adoption of a Sibling

When considering an adoption, you may wonder how the adoption of another child is going to affect your other children in the home. There are many factors – including your children’s ages, and their thoughts about having another sibling – that will have an impact on how they feel. In addition, your children will be affected by how your family manages its resources, time, schedules,

The Role of Facilitators in Adoption

All adoptive couples start their adoption journey with questions. Some questions may be the following; “Where do I go to adopt?”, “What agency (or facilitator) can give us wrap around services for our adoption?” "How do I know if they charge honest fee's?",  "Who do I trust? How do I know who I can trust if the term “licensed agency” can be misleading and confusing?” Karen

Uplifting Adoption Blogs

Because you are reading this blog we will assume that you enjoy both blogs and adoption. What blogs do you enjoy? Do you like blogs where people discuss the ethical aspects of adoption? Or, do you like the lighter reads and hearing about others adoption success stories? There will always be bad and good news online regarding adoption and sometimes its nice to just hear