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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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Waiting to Adopt: Preparing with Parenting and Adoption Books

How is parenting in open adoption different? Before it’s time to bring your baby home from the hospital it’s very beneficial to read up on what adoptive parenting entails. In open adoption particularly, it is important to consider all sides to the story; your role as adoptive parent(s), the level of openness you want to […]

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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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Waiting to Adopt: Selecting Child Care Provider

When your child becomes old enough and you have to go back to work, finding the right child care can be another worry to tackle. Before you start freaking out about finding the perfect situation, we have some tips to help ease your worries! The Baby Center breaks it down into six steps: Identify your […]

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Celebrating Adoption Through Photography

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.”-Chinese proverb From this quote grew the name Red Thread and its connection to adoption. Red Thread Sessions, an organization that provides complimentary photography services to adoptive families, was […]

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“Bady For Adoption”: Our First Scam

I love IAC support group meetings. They’re a place of cookies, babies and people who know exactly what we’re going through. Recently, a group-goer I’ll call Melanie (because later I will say that she and her husband are funny and good-looking, so clearly I need to protect their identities) shared that she’d gotten a call […]

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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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