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Adoption is Like Fishing

My husband and I are currently in the waiting stage of our adoption. Oddly enough, it was fishing that helped me put the adoption wait into perspective. Here is my insight… Decisions, Decisions A positive outcome comes from preparation. In fishing, preparing involves making decisions. First you have to decide what to fish for. Then [...]

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IAC Launches Open Portrait for Adoption Awareness

The Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is excited to launch Open Portrait, a Tumblr blog celebrating lives touched by open adoption. This idea formed when we asked our Facebook fans to post pictures of their favorite captured moments of their children. The photos were heart warming and seeing them in succession painted a wonderful portrait of [...]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child…and Encourage a Couple Hoping to Adopt!

An old African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child. In many African villages, raising the children in the community is everyone’s responsibility. We love the idea that none of us is alone and that we have others to turn to on our life’s journey. No matter the situation, there is [...]

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IAC Food Drive Supports Local Nonprofit

Our office in Pleasant Hill, CA is currently helping out the Bay Area Crisis Nursery by organizing a Food Drive to further support the efforts of this local organization. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery (located in Concord, CA) provides a place to support families who are in stress or crisis due to the abuse and [...]

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Redbook Magazine & RESOLVE Raise Awareness About Infertility

So many women face infertility issues and suffer in silence as they deal with the reality of their struggles to conceive. Now is the time to speak up. Redbook and RESOLVE have partnered to raise awareness about the common infertility issues women face by hosting a tweet chat at 11am PST today and showcasing videos [...]

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Kicking Off Adoption Awareness Month with GALAA & MEGA

The IAC is ushering in Adoption Awareness Month by attending two wonderful events that celebrate adoption. Both events are taking place in Georgia on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The Annual Adoption Celebration, hosted by GALAA, is a fun event for the whole family. This year the celebration offers games, entertainment, a mobile petting zoo, and [...]

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IAC’s Adoption Expert Acclaimed for Opening Adoption

The IAC’s Associate Executive Director, Kathleen Silber, MSW, ACSW, was recently featured in the San Ramon Patch for her long-standing progressive efforts to evolve adoption. As quoted in the article, Silber’s idea “was to promote better mental health for adopted children” and “the step to open adoption (considered very radical in the 70s and 80s) was [...]

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“Finding Another Way” to Start a Family

IAC family, Rebecca and Brian Johnson, are profiled in a column for their local newspaper. The article, posted on San Ramon’s Patch.com, talks about their family and their journey to adoption. A truly inspiring story. View the article here.

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IAC is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating

The IAC is now an accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in both Northern and Southern California, and has a national reliability rating of A+. After evaluation by the BBB, IAC contractually agreed to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices. The BBB Code of Business Practices includes the following eight standards: Build Trust: [...]

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North Carolina Supreme Court Voids Second Parent Adoptions

Today the North Carolina Supreme Court voided second-parent adoptions in the state. This ruling affects all second parent adoptions in the state, but has the biggest impact on same-sex couples. The Supreme Court indicated that they believe second parent adoption is an issue that the legislature needs to address because current North Carolina state law [...]

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