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IAC Adoption Experts Featured on Parenting Website

Our longtime readers know that here at IAC, as the home of many nationally recognized thought leaders in adoption, we love to share to share information and knowledge about adoption in general, and open adoption in particular. So when we learned that a new website would be launching that featured instructional video’s about all aspects [...]

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Surviving the Adoption Wait

Ready? Set? Wait! Sound familiar? The beginning stages of the adoption process are full of activity. You are learning about adoption, getting to know your counselor, attending workshops, taking online classes, working on the plethora of home study paperwork, taking the perfect front photo, and refining your Dear Birthparent Letter text for the umpteenth time, [...]

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For Adoptive Siblings

Editor: This post comes to us from one of our readers, who wanted to share his experiences as a child with adopted siblings. When I was 13 years old, my parents approached me and my siblings and told us that they were going to adopt. We approved unanimously. The younger ones didn’t quite understand the [...]

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Preparing for a Home Study: What You Need to Know

The first thing to keep in mind when preparing for the home study portion of the adoption process is to realize that we are not trying to exclude or disqualify a family from adopting.  We want you to adopt! Most issues that would disqualify a family from adopting are found before the actual home study [...]

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What’s So Important About Positive Adoption Language?

Positive adoption language (PAL) means more than just being politically correct, or in the know, about adoption language.  It really does have deep seated roots and evokes emotions that affect each member of the triad in a different way.  However, the overall consensus is that PAL embraces the true spirit of adoption, particularly open adoption, [...]

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Opening up to Open Adoption

Here is an excerpt of a blog post from North Carolina hopeful parents Ethan & Angela. They write about their journey from skepticism regarding openness in adoption to welcoming the idea: When *A* and I first started researching adoption, we had a couple of notions in our heads about what the adoption process and raising [...]

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Talking to Family About Adoption

It is important to talk to your family about adoption because they can become your support system. In order to get their help and support during this exciting and difficult time, they need to fully understand your situation and the steps you want to take. Even though you’re confiding in your family and close friends, [...]

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How to Pick an Adoption Agency

When you begin to look for adoption agencies, how do you know which agency is right for you?  There is a great deal of variation between agencies: their services, their costs, and their philosophies about adoption.  Here are a few things that you should consider when making your decision. 1. Know the differences in the [...]

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Announcing IAC’s Mobile Apps for iOS, Android

The Independent Adoption Center (IAC) released a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices last week. On Android devices search for “Open Adoption.” On iOS search for “Adoption Help.” The app provides important adoption resources and search features for potential birthparents and families seeking to adopt. Potential birthparents can search for families interested in [...]

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Portraits of an Adoption: The Bigger Picture

The Huffington Post invites readers to participate in an online adoption series on their website called “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 days,” featuring a wide collection of stories and real voices that show a diversity of personal experiences from those who have been touched by adoption and the adoption process. It is an adaptation of [...]

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