Author Archives: Aki Parker

What You Need to Know About Creating an Adoption Portfolio

Have you ever wondered what an adoptive parent profile should really include, or maybe even what it shouldn’t? From photos to text, this interview discusses what it takes to build a successful parent profile, and much more. Host Dawn Davenport, of Creating A Family, delves deeper into the details of parent profiles on the weekly [...]

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Celebrating National Adoption Month by Giving Thanks…

November is National Adoption Month, so let’s celebrate! Whether you’re an adoptee, an alumni, (adoptive parents or birthparents) or in the process of adopting, we’d like to hear about your adoption experiences through an open letter.  What has open adoption made you thankful for?  Please share with us some of your most memorable adoption experiences [...]

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5 Useful Tips for Effective Adoption Networking

Networking is one of the best tools one can utilize on the journey to adopt.  So what are some ways to really get the most out of networking and how can it be done?  With so much ground to cover, we wanted to focus on just the 5 most useful tips for effective networking: 1.  [...]

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Adoption: What is the Red Thread of Fate?

Some may wonder what really brings those that we’re closest to together in life. This can especially be true with adoption and the special way that families are brought together.  An interesting and thoughtful explanation is the Red Thread of Fate from Chinese culture. Adoptee and adoptive parent Meika Rouda shares the wonderful way she first [...]

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