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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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Adoption for Gay Couples Increases

The Associated Press quoted IAC Executive Director, Ann Wrixon, in an article released today. The story focuses on the increase in adoptions by gay male and lesbian families (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gay-adoption-20111021,0,4860124.story). According to census data analyzed by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, the number of adoptions by same sex couples tripled from 2000 [...]

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Go from “Facebook to Family” in Summer 2011 Issue of Open Adoption

Letter from the Editor: The past few months at the IAC have been eventful. Each office hosted their annual picnic, and two offices participated in their local pride parades to support LGBT adoption. Each event was a success — so thank you to all who attended — it was a joy to see your smiling [...]

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IAC Publishes Detailed Wait Time Statistics for Adoptive Placements

The Independent Adoption Center is committed to complete transparency in its operations. Recently, we posted wait times for every adoptive placement the organization has made from 2006 through May 2011. These statistics show the following: The average wait time from when a prospective adoptive family completes all of their pre-adoption paperwork and a child is [...]

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‘Coming out of the Closet’ with Domestic Infant Adoption

Ann Wrixon, the Executive Director of the Independent Adoption Center reports on Gay and Lesbian adoption in the United States today. David Perry of Comcast’s “Ten Percent”* questions Wrixon on state legislation surrounding LGBT adoption and what role the IAC is playing to advocate for same-sex couples who want to adopt. Having placed about 1000 [...]

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How Long Does it Take to Adopt?

The amount of time it takes to complete an open adoption placement varies from family to family. When prospective birthparents contact the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) looking to make an adoption plan for their baby they are sent a packet of family profiles we call “Dear Birthparent Letters” that match the criteria the birthparent has [...]

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How Many Babies are Available for Adoption?

People will sometimes ask how many babies are available for adoption. The short answer is that the number of birthparents and adoptive parents at the IAC is about equal. There is no way to know if this is true nationally, but we can give you the information we have about our intakes. First, let me [...]

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