Category Archives: Adoptive Families

Kicking Off Adoption Awareness Month with GALAA & MEGA

The IAC is ushering in Adoption Awareness Month by attending two wonderful events that celebrate adoption. Both events are taking place in Georgia on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The Annual Adoption Celebration, hosted by GALAA, is a fun event for the whole family. This year the celebration offers games, entertainment, a mobile petting zoo, and [...]

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E-Zine, MasalaMommas, Interviews IAC Waiting Family

Don Paul & Preetha Bhat are an IAC family pursuing open adoption.  Don and Preetha were recently interviewed by an e-zine for South Asian mothers, called MasalaMommas. The interview touches on their challenges with conceiving and their decision to adopt.  They offer advice on infertility, a closer look into their parenting philosophy and why it [...]

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Living in a Glass House-Being Open in our Open Adoption Journey!

Adoption is a journey of transparency.  You have to commit to openness, not just to the future birth family you will connect with, but really to the world at large.  It feels scary and risky at times.  There are days when I feel like we are living in a glass house or are the stars of [...]

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Marketing Your Adoption in 2011

Guest Blogger Carrie Bedwell Shares Her Secrets You’ve signed your contract with your agency and now it’s time to promote yourself as a potential adoptive parent or parents. Though my husband and I are still waiting to “match” with our potential birth parents, here are the marketing strategies we are currently utilizing Decide what marketing [...]

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People Magazine on Adoption Grants, and the IAC Dads Who Received One

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 [...]

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Lessons From Kung Fu Panda II

Life lessons come from all around us. We might have a truth whispered to our heart through a song on the radio. We might gain wisdom from the loving words of a close friend. We might see a lesson played out in front of us at the mall or on our job. We may even [...]

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Welcome to Survivor: the adoption series

  Life is a challenge, meet it!  Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it!  Life is Love, enjoy it!  Sri Sathya Sai Baba     Ready, Set, Go! It’s time for your next challenge on the new reality show, Survivor: the adoption series. You will be tested in the areas [...]

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Waiting Family Interviewed in E-Zine for South Asian Moms

Marisa Eide & Imran Ashraf are an IAC family pursuing open adoption. Marisa was recently interviewed by an e-zine for South Asian mothers, called MasalaMommas. It’s a great interview addressing topics such as open adoption, transracial adoption, and mixed race marriage. Read the full interview by Anjum Choudhry Nayyar, “The Choice to Adopt: One Couple’s [...]

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The Future of Open Adoption Networking is Social Media

The internet has become a primary means of communication. First came email that allowed us to keep in touch. Then came instant messaging and video chat, enabling us to have conversations in real-time and eye to eye. Now, because of Facebook and other social media, we can find and reconnect with those we’ve lost touch [...]

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Summer Open Adoption Celebrations

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