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Adoptee Night with the Atlanta Braves

For anyone in the Atlanta area: Come join us for “Adoptee Night” during the Braves game on September 16. We’ve planned Adoptee Night as a special day at the ballpark for anyone who has been touched by adoption. We noticed there aren’t many events for those in the adoption community. Our goal is to raise [...]

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Families, Adoptees, Birthfamilies gather at annual summer picnic

Our annual summer picnics were a great success! Below is an account of the picnic in Los Angeles at El Dorado Park, written by Tai Farnsworth, an IAC alumni and staff writer: On June 16th almost 200 people gathered to celebrate the joy that is adoption. Families that we created through the love of openness [...]

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The Wait to Adopt & Preparing for Baby

Waiting to Adopt: Prepare a first aid kit specifically for children Waiting to Adopt: Planning a Welcome Home Celebration Waiting to Adopt: Older Sibling Adoption Books Waiting to Adopt: Baby Announcements Waiting to Adopt: Preparing with Parenting and Adoption Books Waiting to Adopt: Selecting Child Care Provider Waiting to Adopt: Selecting a Pediatrician Waiting to [...]

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How Has Technology and Social Media Evolved the Adoption Process?

Like many couples, you and your partner have probably been talking about adoption for weeks or months. You may have started your research by Googling “adoption” on the web and then starting e-mailing adoption agencies that came up on Google’s first page. If you are lucky you may know a couple who has already adopted [...]

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Baseball Legends and Adoption

With baseball season in full swing, we thought this week to highlight a couple famous baseball sluggers that were both part of adoptive families.   Babe Ruth – George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as “Babe” Ruth and nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat”, was an [...]

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Waiting to Adopt: Planning a Welcome Home Celebration

Bringing your baby home means it’s time to celebrate! Depending on your situation you may or may not be ready to celebrate the very day you bring your baby home, but having the baby welcomed by family and/or friends can be very helpful. They can stock your home with all the essentials — including a [...]

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IAC Nominated for Blue Drop Awards

At the Independent Adoption Center we’ve built both iheart adoption and adoption help using the open-source project Drupal. Well now there is an award for sites built in Drupal called the Blue Drop Awards, and we’re very excited to be amongst the nominees for “Best Non-Profit/Education Website Built With Drupal”. The Blue Drop Awards is [...]

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Redefining Family, Whether I Like It Or Not

I didn’t come out until I was 23. I’m still not entirely sure why—I knew my parents would love me unconditionally, and I hadn’t been raised to believe that loving the ladies was a ticket to hell. I didn’t know many lesbians, but in college I had lots of friends who were gay guys. I [...]

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Waiting to Adopt: Selecting Child Care Provider

When your child becomes old enough and you have to go back to work, finding the right child care can be another worry to tackle. Before you start freaking out about finding the perfect situation, we have some tips to help ease your worries! The Baby Center breaks it down into six steps: Identify your [...]

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“Bady For Adoption”: Our First Scam

I love IAC support group meetings. They’re a place of cookies, babies and people who know exactly what we’re going through. Recently, a group-goer I’ll call Melanie (because later I will say that she and her husband are funny and good-looking, so clearly I need to protect their identities) shared that she’d gotten a call [...]

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