Breastfeeding: A Personal Choice in Adoption

As an adoptive parent, did you know that this was even a option for you? How do you feel about the ability to nurture and nourish your child in an intimate way that allows for  continued bonding and attachment? Learning about this option, the joys and the challenges, can educate you as to whether this choice is one for you and your child. Lets talk [...]

Breastfeeding: A Personal Choice in Adoption 2017-05-10T00:25:30+00:00

Travel Resources

Angel Flight West Angel Flight West provides free transportation to medical treatment for people who cannot afford public transportation, or who cannot tolerate it for health reasons. Angel Flight West accepts requests from individuals or health care professionals such as social workers and physicians. You can also call Angel Flight West toll- free at (888) 4-AN-ANGEL, or (888) 426-2643. If you need transportation outside the [...]

Travel Resources 2017-05-10T00:23:48+00:00

Adoption Books

In 1994, became the first site on the Internet to specialize in adoption books and resources. More than twenty years later, Tapestry is still the premier book site for adoption classics and for cutting edge information on adoption issues. With knowledgeable staff members and friendly and efficient service, Tapestry Books has become the complete literary source for adoptive families, birth families, adoptees and adoption [...]

Adoption Books 2017-05-10T00:20:17+00:00

Adoption Education and Consulting

International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC  Dr. Jane Aronson, FAAP 128 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040 P: 973.763.3762 F: 973.763.8640 E: Dr. Aronson educates families hoping to adopt children both domestically and from abroad, starting with pre-adoption counseling to long-term developmental issues and concerns. The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) Madeleine Krebs, LCSW-C, Clinical Director, with more than 35 years of experience providing [...]

Adoption Education and Consulting 2017-05-10T00:19:17+00:00

What’s In A Name?

When choosing a name for your child there are many things to think about. All parents want the perfect name for their child and adoption brings special consideration to this task. There are no strict guidelines, but there are some helpful things to keep in mind when looking for that perfect name. In domestic adoption there can be several possible situations. Sometimes birth parents do [...]

What’s In A Name? 2017-05-10T00:06:50+00:00

Surviving The Waiting Process: Advice from Adoptive Parents

No other journey in your life better warrants the phrase “hurry up and wait” than the adoption process does.  For most people, by the time you make the decision to adopt, you are way past wanting a child.  You have paid your “patience” dues.  You have made it through the flurry of home study meetings, gathering documents for your dossier and USCIS, getting them all [...]

Surviving The Waiting Process: Advice from Adoptive Parents 2017-12-06T13:38:57+00:00

Talking About Adoption

Start thinking now about talking to your children about adoption. Adoption stories aren’t always fairy tales. Sometimes birth parents make adoption plans because of difficult circumstances - substance abuse, rape, neglect or criminal activity. Often adoptive parents feel helpless about how to positively convey a difficult story to their child. We all want our children to have the best in this world and work very [...]

Talking About Adoption 2017-05-30T12:51:00+00:00

Adoptive Family Support Groups

Adoptive Family Suppor Network 233 East Fulton St., Suite 108 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.458.7945 Chinese Culture Group of Greater Grand Rapids Website: Email: Families for International Children Website: Box 2053 Grand Rapids, MI 49501 Jessica Lyons, President | Cathy Wood, Vice President Families with Children from China Website: GLOBA: Greater Lansing OURS by Adoption P.O. Box 25161 Lansing, MI 48909 Contact Mary Ann Kwast at 517.622.2055 [...]

Adoptive Family Support Groups 2017-05-09T23:37:39+00:00

Making Your Wait Count: Leaning Into Your Support System

Do you remember the TV game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”?  It was a dramatic, trivia game with multiple choice questions leading to big cash prizes.  What made this game show unique was that the host provided three “helps” for the contestant to aid in the quest for millions.  Players could choose to eliminate half of the answers by selecting the 50/50, they [...]

Making Your Wait Count: Leaning Into Your Support System 2017-05-09T23:22:53+00:00

Making Your Wait Count

Waiting for the phone call that connects you with a birth mother can feel like it's an eternity.  There are rewarding activities that you can focus on to help pass that time until you are united with your baby.   If you ask anyone who adopted they will normally tell you yes the wait was long but the end result was worth the wait ! We  have put together [...]

Making Your Wait Count 2017-05-09T23:21:43+00:00