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Waiting to Adopt: Prepare a first aid kit specifically for children

Celebrating the arrival of your child is an exciting time, but it’s also important to be prepared for emergencies that can occur. Having a first aid kit on hand will help ensure the safety of your child should the unexpected happen. If time allows, we recommend assembling the first aid kit ahead of time. To […]

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Single Adoptive Mother, Edie Falco, Talks to Her Kids About Being Adopted

Edith “Edie” Falco is best known for her role as Carmela Soprano on The Sopranos but she also plays the role of a  single mom to two adopted children, ages four and eight. She talks openly and very simply to them about their adoptions. But she realizes that at their young ages neither her son […]

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Katherine Heigl: Bonding with her Adopted Baby

Katherine Heigl is a renowned actress known for her roles in “The Ugly Truth” and “Knocked Up,” just to name a few. But now she also holds the title of mother to her daughter Naleigh adopted in 2009 from South Korea. It was something she knew she always wanted to do and made sure that […]

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Adoption isn’t a Sprint, so Learn to Pace Yourself.

I was a runner in high school. I was not the fastest or strongest runner, but I enjoyed the satisfaction of finishing the race. My cross country coach, Coach T, was great. He encouraged me to do my personal best and gave me some great tips that have been helpful not only in racing, but […]

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Waiting to Adopt: Planning a Welcome Home Celebration

Bringing your baby home means it’s time to celebrate! Depending on your situation you may or may not be ready to celebrate the very day you bring your baby home, but having the baby welcomed by family and/or friends can be very helpful. They can stock your home with all the essentials — including a […]

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Redefining Family, Whether I Like It Or Not

I didn’t come out until I was 23. I’m still not entirely sure why—I knew my parents would love me unconditionally, and I hadn’t been raised to believe that loving the ladies was a ticket to hell. I didn’t know many lesbians, but in college I had lots of friends who were gay guys. I […]

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Waiting to Adopt: Older Sibling Adoption Books

As your family grows and you decide to adopt again, or for the first time if your child(ren) is/are biological, you need to consider the excitement and anticipation your child(ren) is feeling. It’s important to educate your child(ren) about open adoption and prepare them for his/her newborn baby brother or sister. We’ve found the article […]

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Not A Wrong Number: Our First Contact from an Expectant Mom

First Contact—isn’t that the name of that movie where Jodie Foster talks to aliens? Oh, wait, that’s just Contact. But finally getting a call from an expectant mother—after months of silence and one unconvincing scam—did feel a little like someone was reaching out to us from another world. I’ve been working hard at that “networking” […]

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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit

It’s tax season again and time you file your adoption tax credit. In order to avoid the delays experienced by many adoptive families last year, follow the ten helpful tips provided by Creating A Family in their recent blog post, “Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit.” In addition […]

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Waiting to Adopt: Baby Announcements

You’re anticipating the day that you receive “the call”, but what about the day you announce to the world that you have adopted? Every parent wants to show off their newborn baby! Sending out a baby announcement gives you bragging rights, and we want to help you find the perfect one. Our list of online […]

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