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Uncomfortable Discount: The Cost of Adopting African-American and Bi-Racial Children

We didn’t want to believe this was still happening, but we could. Fusion, an online news and digital network, conducted a powerful interview that addressed the practice of some adoption agencies offering discounted service fees to urge adoption of African-American and biracial children. Even though some of these agencies have good intentions, this practice of offering […]

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Independent Adoption Center Expands to Connecticut

On February 27, 2013, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensed The Independent Adoption Center to provide adoption services in the state of Connecticut. IAC  is a full service adoption agency for both birth and adoptive families. The agency provides non-directive counseling, home study, outreach and placement, termination of parental rights, post-placement supervision, and […]

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IAC’s Website Re-Design is Now Live!

As we prefaced in our Winter Open Adoption Magazine, we have launched a re-designed website at http://www.adoptionhelp.org . There are many reasons for this change; foremost to keep up with technology in an effort to better serve our waiting families and potential birthparents. We want to highlight a few points of interest: Advanced Family Search: […]

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Independent Adoption Center PSA with Lynn Maggio, Mrs. Alabama America 2012

As the mother of six children — three biological, two through surrogacy and adoption, and one through open adoption — Lynn Maggio discusses how open adoption has impacted her family and why she believes in the work we do here. Her words are genuine and heartfelt — a wonderful spokesperson for the IAC! Read also: […]

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“Birth Stories” Open Adoption Magazine, Fall 2011

Letter From the Editor: The articles in this issue of Open Adoption are warm and inspiring, helping us welcome another holiday season. We celebrate IAC’s newest families on page one and announce holiday party dates and new staff on page two. The holiday season at IAC also includes our annual holiday break and Adoption Awareness […]

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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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