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An Open Letter to Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by IAC’s hopeful adoptive parents, Jason Hedden & Danny Yuska, writing for their one Christmas wish. Dearest Kringle, I know it has been years since my last letter in which I requested He-Man action figures and a Cabbage Patch Kid. You always came through for me as […]

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Common Fears During the Wait

Editor’s Note: The following is a post written by IAC’s adoptive mother, Kim Fagan-Wiseman about many fears that come up during the wait to adopt. There’s no doubt about it. Most of us fantasize during the waiting period. We think about their first birthday party, family holiday gatherings and how much we will give and […]

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An Adoptive Parent Nightmare

Editor’s Note: In this reflective post, Traci Pirri, an adoptive mother, shares what it’s like to experience her child longing to be with her birthmother. The day my oldest decided to tell me she wished she could live with her birth mother just about broke my heart, but, thankfully, wound up bringing us closer together. […]

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Handling the Wait

Editor’s Note: The following is a post written by IAC’s adoptive mother, Kim Fagan-Wiseman about the wait and open adoption. The room is put together. The teddy bears are sitting patiently to be cuddled. You are ready to pack your vehicle in less than an hour. Yes, it’s that one moment; the moment you realize […]

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Life Can Change On a Dime

Editor’s Note: In this touching and candid post, Traci Pirri, an adoptive mother, shares her story about meeting her expectant mother for the first time. Recently, I have been feeling a little stuck. There seemed to be too many fires going at once and too little water to put them all out. The result was […]

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Marriage Equality & Adopting

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by hopeful adoptive parents, Carrie & Sarah Reinhardt about their thoughts and experiences involving the recent decision by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriages. When IAC asked if we wanted to do a blog post for them, we jumped at the opportunity to share our thoughts, experiences, […]

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Patience Is Not Just a Virtue

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s waiting adoptive mothers, Shannon Guindin. …it’s a way of life. Waiting is hard. Waiting for something you have no idea the time frame on is even harder. We have been in circulation with IAC for almost eight weeks. I know, not a long […]

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Having a Tribe – Why the IAC Means More to Me Now Than Ever

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by one of IAC’s adoptive mothers, Anne Reed. Four years ago, when we finally made the leap to join an adoption agency, we did a decent amount of research and landed with the IAC. We, as many others do, went into adoption with very little knowledge. When […]

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Instagram – Picture Open Adoption

Do you love pictures of babies, families and everything open adoption? Well now you can see all of that right on your phone! The Independent Adoption Center recently became hip to the wonderful world of Instagram and we have created an account. We will be posting everything open adoption related, from family pictures and adoption […]

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IAC’s Adoption Poetry Contest

Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s National Poetry Month, so let’s see what you can do! In honor of National Poetry Month the Independent Adoption Center is having a poetry contest! All adoptive parents (current and alumni) and birthparents are welcome to submit poetry about adoption. Whether it is your experience placing, waiting to […]

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