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Birth Parents Resources

Good Adoption Terms to Know

Adoption TermsAdoption 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

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

My Open Adoption

Written by Birth Parent, Tamra HydeI sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations.I have observed a few things that seem pretty consistent to most open adoptions– Birth parents who feel confident and secure in the relationship