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The State of Adoption in the U.S.

Cyma Shapiro, creator of “For Women Over 40,” interviewed the President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP), Adam Pertman. As one of the leading voices in the field, Adam discusses the trends of open adoption in domestic adoptions, foster adoptions, and international adoptions. As stated by Pertman, “adoptions have been […]

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A Valentine’s Love Note

Editor’s Note: The following post is a part of our love note series for Valentine’s day. This post is a letter by an adoptive mother, Rachna, to her adopted daughter, Maya. To the love of my life, I never believed in love at first sight until I saw you for the first time. It was […]

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A Valentine’s Love Note

Editor’s Note: The following post is a part of our love note series for Valentine’s day. This post is a letter by an adoptive mother, Charity Starchenko, to her adopted son, Lev. Dear Lev, On Valentine’s Day, it will be six years since we met your birthmother, Jodi. I remember so vividly the night that […]

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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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Finding Balance In The Present Moments

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive parents, Sarah Farrar, on living in the present moment, and finding the fun in the days pre-adoption. In the adoption wait, you are your own worst enemy. The easiest person to blame for a longer wait is yourself. This is a […]

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Interview with an Adoptee Author: A True Insider’s Perspective

We interviewed author and adoptee Sara Crutcher about her children’s book, Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale. Within its pages are vivid and colorful illustrations that enhance a worthwhile narrative! Sara’s book is sure to be a wonderful learning tool for adoptees and for families considering adoption or who have already adopted. The book addresses some […]

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To The Person Who Allowed me To Be A Parent

Sometimes things don’t work out the way you plan them, but it all works out the way it was meant to and on the path you were meant to travel. This couldn’t be more true for Dan Walter and his wife, Melanie Jameson. Former IAC clients, they faced some unforeseen circumstances and had to change […]

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Managing The “Mom Factor” As Same-Sex Parents

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive couples, Lance Klug & Juan Beltran, on being two dads and fulfilling the “mom role” as parents. “Which one of you is the mom?” It hasn’t happened yet, but judging from all of the literature I’ve read in the first year […]

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Project Nursery

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive couples, Chris Hargrove and Troy Turnipseed. As we continue to put ourselves, our life and our journey into the universe for a birthmother to connect with us through open adoption, we are taking advantage of the “wait time” and directing our […]

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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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