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Why Are Post Adoption Updates Important?

Post adoption updates provide birth parents more than just a window into the adoptee’s life. These updates give birth parents the peace of mind they need in order to feel confident in their decision. Contrary to what many prospective adoptive parents might believe, these updates do not increase the likelihood that the birth parents will […]

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A Grateful Adoptive Parent Speaks

Dear Amy, As I sit down to write you this letter, I am very much aware that there are no words I can write on this paper to fully express my gratitude for what you have given me. Any words that I choose seem almost trite or insincere under the circumstances. For how can I […]

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Post Adoption Agreement: Send Your Adoption Updates! Part Two

Adoptive parents can never include too many photos or too much information about the child in their adoption updates. Birth parents enjoy seeing the child doing different activities, spending time with family members, and the child’s reactions to different things, even including photos of the child crying or having a temper tantrum, all of which […]

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I cannot believe I am pregnant again. What should I do?

Recently, I met with an expectant mother who had previously made an adoption plan and placed a child with a family through our office. She said that she was hesitant to call us this time because she felt like “scum” (her words) for winding up unexpectedly pregnant again. I assured her that her situation happens […]

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