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Midlife Parenting

My name is Kelli Suchy and I am honored to be a guest blogger here. I am a Domestic Open Adoption Coach and a midlife adoptive mom. Midlife motherhood is a topic near and dear to my heart because the birth of my daughter, Ariel Faith, came six days after I turned 45. (We have […]

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Celebrity “Guncles” Reach Out to Prospective Adoptive Parents

New dads, Scout Masterson & Bill Horn, also known as, The Guncles, on Oxygen’s hit reality show, “Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood” have started an adoption mentoring service called “Hold My Hand” to answer questions prospective parents have concerning adoption and parenting. Scout and Bill adopted their daughter, Simone, just over a year ago […]

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America Adopts! An Open Adoption Meeting Place

is a brand new resource for families pursuing open adoption. America Adopts! functions as a meeting place, offering various services that help prospective adoptive parents put their best foot forward as they reach out to potential birthparents. America Adopts! primary service allows prospective adoptive parents to create a four page adoption profile. Writing and networking […]

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Pleasant Hill Halloween Costume Contest Winner Revealed!

Announcing our winner for the 2011 Halloween costume contest, undefeated for more than a decade: Hillbilly, Lyn Dawn! When not in costume, Lyn Dawn is the IAC’s Agency Services Manager. Watch her victory song & dance below: To learn more about this hillbilly, read the Summer 2011 issue of Open Adoption. Visit our Facebook page […]

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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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