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5 Useful Tips for Effective Adoption Networking

Networking is one of the best tools one can utilize on the journey to adopt.  So what are some ways to really get the most out of networking and how can it be done?  With so much ground to cover, we wanted to focus on just the 5 most useful tips for effective networking: 1.  […]

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A Look At Open Adoption – Does It Work Better For The Child?

IAC’s Marketing Directors were interviewed by the Pleasant Hill Patch on the advantages of open adoption and the comprehensive services IAC provides to ensure the health and happiness of all parties involved. Read the full article by Sarah Cooke: “A Look At Open Adoption – Does It Work Better For The Child?”

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IAC Releases “Families of Open Adoption” Film

We are thrilled to share this brand new film on families of open adoption. Produced by Pixel Fish, this film will be used to show prospective adoptive families what open adoption involves and the caring, compassionate role that the IAC plays in the process. The participants in the film, all IAC clients and staff, share […]

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“Transracial Adoption Talk” Open Adoption Magazine, Winter 2012

Letter from the Editor: In celebration of the new year, this issue of Open Adoption offers stories of both reflection and hope. On page one, you will find a collage of IAC’s newest families, followed by exciting announcements on page two, including the Holiday Card Contest Winner. We also reveal the look of our new […]

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Social Media’s Impact on Adoption

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This morning the TODAY Show featured a story that helps reveal the impact of social media on adoption. The video clip above explains how an adoptive mother and her daughter used Facebook to find the woman who placed her for adoption 19 years […]

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Open Adoption Reality Show “Adoption Diaries” on WeTV

Adoption Diaries originally aired on Women’s Entertainment Television on September 12, 2009. Starring Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, MSW, LCSW, a social worker at the Independent Adoption Center, the series gracefully reveals the truth of open adoption, in which the birthmother chooses and meets the adoptive family and keeps communication open throughout the child’s life. Though over […]

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“Mom, Why Don’t I Look Like You?”

In the past, through closed adoptions, these were probably dreaded words to hear. But now with open adoption, these words are easily explained and most likely already known from a very early age. By the time your child is asking these types of questions, they are noticing the differences around them and trying to figure […]

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Talking to Children About Adoption – Part 4 of 4

If you are adopting and have other children, either biologically or through adoption, you will need to prepare them for the arrival of a sibling through adoption. If your other child/ren is/are adopted, this is going to bring up questions about their own birth and adoption story. It’s going to be a good opportunity to […]

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Talking to Children About Adoption – Part 3 of 4

If your child’s birthparents close off contact at some point, it’s important to let your child know that they are always welcome back. Let them know that their birthparents still have your phone number or address and if you’ve moved, that you’ve provided the agency with your new information so they can get it when […]

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Talking to Children About Adoption – Part 2 of 4

When talking to your child about their adoption story and you are discussing the circumstances around the placement, be honest with your child, but keep it age appropriate. Again, try to incorporate examples from every day life to make it easier to understand. For example, if your child’s birthmother was young, you could use an […]

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