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How Has Technology and Social Media Evolved the Adoption Process?

Like many couples, you and your partner have probably been talking about adoption for weeks or months. You may have started your research by Googling “adoption” on the web and then starting e-mailing adoption agencies that came up on Google’s first page. If you are lucky you may know a couple who has already adopted […]

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Owning Your Story: I Am A Birthmother

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by birthmother, Angela Rushing. I was a young hairdresser from Shreveport, Louisiana, living the dream in Chicago during the mid to late eighties. I was on top of the world, 24 years old and making nice money for the first time in my young life. We were […]

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A Colorful Open Adoption Story

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by the Independent Adoption Center’s waiting adoptive parent, Marianne Puechl.   This month marks our daughter’s tenth birthday. Life with her has been an amazing experience; our journey through open adoption has gifted us in so many ways, and taught us countless things. Like most adoptive parents, […]

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How To Make The Decision of Opening Your Adoption Profile

Editor’s Note: Due to the sensitive details of the stories of his children and their birthfamilies, the author has chosen to publish this post anonymously. Opening up your profile is a very personal and complex decision. If you are considering opening your profile further please contact your counselor to discuss it When my wife and I […]

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IAC Surveys Clients, Presents Results

Independent Adoption Center recently completed an extensive survey of our clients to get feedback on our services. We hired La Piana Consulting to conduct the survey, which included both birth parents and adoptive parents, current and past. Our goal was to understand what we were doing well, and where we had room to improve. With […]

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Loose Parts in Open Adoption

Editors Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive parents, Ana Ogilvie, about embracing all of the unique parts of open adoption like a child’s way of playing in the world – with imagination and creativity. I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about the idea of “loose parts.” […]

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Creating Your Own Adoption Video

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by hopeful adoptive parents, David & Ana Ogilvie, with tips on doing your own adoption video. My husband, David, and I are a waiting adoptive family with IAC. One of the ways we’ve decided to break up the wait AND help get us out there a little […]

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Top 10 Things To Do While You Wait

After making it through the home study documents, home visits with your social worker, and spending hours on your Adoption Letter, it can feel amazing to finally have it all completed. Your home study is approved and your Adoption Letter is finished. You’re live. Congratulations! Now what? Review the Client Resource Page & Client Binder: […]

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When to Prepare the Nursery

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive couples, James & Darian Turner. “When to prepare the nursery?” It’s a question every hopeful adoptive parent must answer during the adoption wait. For some families, nesting right away feels natural and can even be therapeutic. The adoption process is so […]

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A Challenging Journey, Life Changing Results

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by hopeful adoptive parents, Carrie & Sarah Reinhardt about their thoughts and experiences involving the recent decision by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriages. When IAC asked if we wanted to do a blog post for them, we jumped at the opportunity to share our thoughts, experiences, […]

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