Category Archives: Adoption News
A study just published by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute shows that adoption trends have indeed shifted in recent years. Adoption, once clouded by secrecy, now encourages open communication and information sharing throughout a child’s lifetime. Findings from the study show that openness is beneficial for adoptive parents, birth families and adoptees alike. Simply [...]
As we prefaced in our Winter Open Adoption Magazine, we have launched a re-designed website at http://www.adoptionhelp.org . There are many reasons for this change; foremost to keep up with technology in an effort to better serve our waiting families and potential birthparents. We want to highlight a few points of interest: Advanced Family Search: [...]
It’s tax season again and time you file your adoption tax credit. In order to avoid the delays experienced by many adoptive families last year, follow the ten helpful tips provided by Creating A Family in their recent blog post, “Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit.” In addition [...]
As the mother of six children — three biological, two through surrogacy and adoption, and one through open adoption — Lynn Maggio discusses how open adoption has impacted her family and why she believes in the work we do here. Her words are genuine and heartfelt — a wonderful spokesperson for the IAC! Read also: [...]
Adam Pertman doesn’t do things in half measures. When I asked him in a recent interview about what open adoption trends he’ll be watching in 2012, he didn’t simply answer my question. He took me on a fascinating tour of the major adoption milestones of the past two centuries before circling back to the present [...]
Adoption Share hosted an interview with a tax attorney to address new changes regarding the adoption tax credit. For answers to your questions, read the transcript.
is a brand new resource for families pursuing open adoption. America Adopts! functions as a meeting place, offering various services that help prospective adoptive parents put their best foot forward as they reach out to potential birthparents. America Adopts! primary service allows prospective adoptive parents to create a four page adoption profile. Writing and networking [...]
The Associated Press quoted IAC Executive Director, Ann Wrixon, in an article released today. The story focuses on the increase in adoptions by gay male and lesbian families (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gay-adoption-20111021,0,4860124.story). According to census data analyzed by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, the number of adoptions by same sex couples tripled from 2000 [...]
What happens when you decide you want to adopt but you don’t have the financial means to finally complete your dream of having a family? Enter Becky Fawcett. In a recent article done by People Magazine, in the “Heroes Among Us” section, three stories of adoptive parents tell how one woman gave them the chance [...]
Creating a Family recently published an in-depth blog post on the Adoption Tax Credit detailing what will happen to the credit through 2012 and beyond. Get this helpful information by visiting their blog, The Future of the Adoption Tax Credit in 2011, 2012, 2013, & Beyond.