Category Archives: Adoptive Families

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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Mrs. Alabama Supports Adoption & IAC

Lynn Maggio, Mrs. Alabama International 2011, is working to highlight open adoption and the Independent Adoption Center. She will be competing for the Mrs. International 2011 title in Chicago, Illinois from July 19 to July 23, 2011. Lynn is a mother to five sons. After her second marriage, Lynn was unable to have more biological [...]

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IAC’s Modern Family

eXpression! Magazine Hawaii recently featured IAC family Bo Frank and Tom Luna, with their sons Saxoni (age 3) and Sakoda (almost 12 months) as the “Modern Family.” Visit the eXpression! Magazine blog to read more. Bo and Tom built their family through both international and domestic adoption. They talk about both adoptions in the article. [...]

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