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Concord Office Employee Halloween Costume Contest Winner!

The IAC office in Concord went crazy with Halloween fever! From zombies to school teachers, we showed our Halloween spirit. Here are a few of our photos, included in them are our first place winner Rachael as a prom zombie and second place winner Tomasa, dressed as the queen from Alice in Wonderland. Happy Halloween […]

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Daddy’s Arms

In this excerpt from a blog post by Jim Thomas, a prospective adoptive father, he warmly reflects on the love he felt from his own father as a child and the love he longs to give to the child he is waiting to hold. While reminiscing about the relationship he once had with his father […]

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Bridging the Gap: Adoption Agency Troubles Heat Up in Texas

The largest adoption agency in Texas, Adoption Services Associates (ASA), recently filed for bankruptcy and informed all their adoptive clients of the close, but did not inform their birthparent clients. ASA’s successor adoption agency, Abrazo Adoption Services, has made attempts to reconnect birthparents and their respective adoptive families using ASA’s database, but its proving to […]

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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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