Navigating Adoption at School
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1M ago
  For parents of adoptees in elementary school, it is important to understand that your child will most likely have to engage and interact with their adoption in some capacity at school. School can be a challenging place for young adoptees as they may be eager to fit in and be accepted. Owning and walking in their unique story at this age can be really hard. Thankfully, there are ways you can support them during these transformative years. Partner with teachers. Establish open lines of communication with your child’s teachers. Where appropriate, share necessary information about your ch ..read more
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Service Provider Spotlight – Robert B. Kirsh
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2M ago
What is your title & specialty? I am an adoption attorney at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. I practice with my brothers Steve and Joel and my nephew Grant. Combined, the “Kirsh Boys” have more than 100 years of experience practicing adoption law and, over the last 40 years, have handled approximately 4,000 infant adoptions. What areas do you serve? I am admitted in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, and Tennessee, working with expectant mothers, adoptive parents, attorneys, and adoption agencies on interstate/ICPC and intrastate adoptions. An instrument-rated Private Pilot, I re ..read more
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Navigating Birth Family Search and Reunion
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2M ago
  When your adoptee expresses an interest in searching for and/or connecting with their birth parent or family, this can feel uncomfortable and challenging to navigate and maybe even fully support. For adoptees, connection to biological ties can be incredibly life giving, identify affirming and healthy. One of the best things adoptive parents can do is take an active and supportive role in this, no matter how difficult it can feel. Here are few things adoptive parents should keep in mind during this process: Ensure Open Communication: Foster open and honest communication with your adopte ..read more
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Educating Family & Friends about Adoption
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4M ago
  When you choose to adopt, you undertake the responsibility of educating friends and family about adoption. This is a big responsibility, and one you should not take lightly. There are often misconceptions and assumptions that are made when people talk about adoption, and as adoptive parents, you have an obligation to clear up those misconceptions and assumptions.  Language is incredibly important and how you speak about adoption matters. Here are some things to keep in mind as an adoptive parent when educating friends and family about adoption. You do not owe everyone an explanati ..read more
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Parents and Siblings As Allies
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5M ago
  Navigating intrusive questions and curiosities surrounding adoption may be challenging for the entire family, but it’s especially challenging for the adoptee. Adoptees need parents and siblings that are willing to partner with and support them in learning how to address and tactfully engage these oftentimes intrusive questions and interests. One of the best ways this can be done is having siblings as allies.  Many adoptees, especially transracial adoptees, often feel pressure and obligation to share their story and talk about their adoption simply because they do not look like the ..read more
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Adoption & Counseling for Parents & Families
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6M ago
Adoption can have a huge impact on not just the adopted individual, but the adoptive family as well. Many people think that counseling is very important for adopted individuals, but counseling can also be incredibly beneficial for adoptive parents and families. One of the greatest benefits of counseling is that it provides a safe space for navigating the challenges and nuances of adoption, which adoptive families will need as well. Here are some considerations for adoptive parents and families when thinking about or looking into counseling: Find an adoption-competent counselor.  While al ..read more
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Insights from Adoptive Parents: Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster of Adoption
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6M ago
  Adoption brings out complicated emotions for every prospective adoptive parent. It’s no secret that the process from start to finish is a rollercoaster of emotions that can be difficult to navigate, but if you are a prospective adoptive parent, know that you are not alone. Read on to get some helpful insights on the ups and downs of adoption from the adoptive parents who have worked with Angel Adoption to grow their families.  What are the challenges of the adoption process?  One of the biggest challenges adoptive families face is the uncertainty, waiting, and loss of control ..read more
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5 Things To Wrestle With Before Considering Adoption
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7M ago
  Choosing to adopt a baby is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Adoption professionals may prepare you with resources and training before and during the adoption process, but you may never feel fully ready. Every adoption story is different, and no matter how prepared you feel, you will always have much to learn and should approach your adoption journey with that mindset.  Adoption is and always will be a calling that is not for everyone. Here are five questions hopeful parents should consider before deciding to pursue adoption: Why do I want to adopt? Pleas ..read more
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Can You Choose the Child You Want to Adopt?
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7M ago
If you are a prospective adoptive parent, you may be curious about whether you are able to choose the child you want to adopt. This is a great question and one we encounter a lot, so let’s get to the bottom of it. Read on to get answers to your questions about adoption, getting connected with a birthmother, and more! Can adoptive parents choose the child they adopt? The short answer to this is not exactly. A potential birthmother has the right to choose the family that she feels is best for her and her baby. A family can only be chosen after successfully completing the adoption home study pro ..read more
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Can You Adopt if You’re Renting Your Home? | Adoption.com
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8M ago
As prospective adoptive parents go through the adoption process and complete all of the requirements, a question we are often asked relates to adopting while renting a home. Many prospective adoptive parents who are not homeowners are concerned they won’t be able to adopt or connect with a potential birthmother if they are renting. In this article, we will discuss all things renting and adoption and give you some bonus tips on successfully completing your home study. Can you adopt if you’re renting your home?  Yes! It is actually a common myth that families who do not own a home cannot a ..read more
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