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What is the post adoption process for a domestic adoption? | Domestic Adoption Answers

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No matter what type of adoption hopeful adoptive families pursue (private/independent, agency-assisted, government-assisted), a post-placement process is in place. New adoptive parents can oftentimes feel under the microscope when supervision continues after the child is placed in their home, but case workers are merely checking in...

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Related topics : private domestic adoption process / new adoptive parents / independent adoption process / domestic child adoption / requirements to be an adoptive parent

How do you choose a country to adopt from? | International Adoption Answers

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Andrea - http://youtu.be/2kZa4vbCYtI

Chareyl - http://youtu.be/WJQNID-DuBQ

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

The process of choosing which country you want to adopt from is different for everyone, just as choosing between international and domestic adoption is different for each family. There are so many factors to consider in every single decision that is made throughout the adoption process, and choosing which country you want to adopt...

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Related topics : international adoption laws by country / process of adopting a child from another country / single parent child adoption process / parents wanting to adopt a child / parenting adopted child

What is a home study like for international adoption? | International Adoption Answers

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Andrea - http://youtu.be/2kZa4vbCYtI

Chareyl - http://youtu.be/WJQNID-DuBQ

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

Home studies can be a stressful time for hopeful adoptive parents, who are entering the process and have to go through the process of being evaluated by a professional who determines whether or not a family is suitable for adopting. There are interviews, tons of paperwork, and home visits, and the requirement of each country is...

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Related topics : home study international adoption / adoption home study requirements / looking for adoptive parents / adopting siblings internationally / requirements to be an adoptive parent

How do I connect with a birth mother? | Domestic Adoption Answers

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Kindle - http://youtu.be/tAI1BNr1CFw

Nicole - http://youtu.be/9ZqJdW6vwMc

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

Jason - http://youtu.be/YMxtMz8fMx0

Connecting with a birth mother is the part of the process that many hopeful adoptive parents feel most anxious about as they venture into domestic adoption. In a world this big, it can feel like a miracle when hopeful adoptive parents and expectant/birth parents find one another. When hopeful adoptive parents begin the process of...

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Related topics : adoption find birth parents / one parent adoption / birth mother adoption process / help for adoptive parents / being an adoptive parent

Have You Considered Adopting Through Foster Care? Learn More from the Williams’ Adoption Story!

Amy and Travis have adopted two children through foster care. After adopting the first child they were contacted by the birth family who asked if they would consider adopting his sister as well, and of course they agreed!

Now they have a full house with eight children and a busy life, but they wouldn’t trade it for anything and consider the two children whom they adopted to be some of the greatest blessings in their life.

Travis and Amy encourage everyone to not just consider adoption but...

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Related topics : adopting a child from foster care system / adopt a child in foster care / foster care and adoption / foster to adopt children / foster care home visit

What advice would you give parents adopting internationally? | International Adoption Answers

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Whitney - http://youtu.be/jz7koSBFyLo

Andrea - http://youtu.be/2kZa4vbCYtI

Chareyl - http://youtu.be/WJQNID-DuBQ

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

Each of the videos in this series gives helpful advice, but this video gives the special nuggets of advice that each of the four adoptive parents (including adoption specialists) in this video have to give. Each of these parents' story through international adoption is different, and each has a different perspective. Some have...

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Related topics : international adoption stories / help for adoptive parents / one parent adoption

How should you prepare for trips to the country? | International Adoption Answers

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Whitney - http://youtu.be/jz7koSBFyLo

Andrea - http://youtu.be/2kZa4vbCYtI

Chareyl - http://youtu.be/WJQNID-DuBQ

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

Preparing for travel can be a stressful process for anyone, whether you're going on vacation or for a work trip, but preparing for travel to another country when you will be meeting the child who might join your family can be an extreme stress for many. There are many things to consider and the four adoptive parents in this video...

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Related topics : international families adoption agency / international adoption agencies / child international adoption

What is open adoption like for you as a birth mother? | Birth Mother Voices

In this video, four strong birth moms give an insider's look at what their specific open adoptions look like. Like any other relationship in life, open adoption relationships often have an ebb and flow, but the most important thing is that everyone in the adoption triad feels security in the fact that the relationship is open and always will be. When all members of the triad communicate with one another and can say, "I need more," or can sit down and talk about what needs to be changed or...

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Related topics : birth mothers looking for adoptive parents / birth mother adoption / what's it like to adopt a child / parents looking to adopt a child / adoption birth parents

What is the domestic adoption process like with an adoption agency? | Domestic Adoption Answers

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Kindle - http://youtu.be/tAI1BNr1CFw

Nicole - http://youtu.be/9ZqJdW6vwMc

Josh - http://youtu.be/a7PvFuAoXn4

Jason - http://youtu.be/YMxtMz8fMx0

In this video, adoptive parents and adoption professionals discuss what the process of building your family with the help of an agency looks like. Many families who have grown their family with an agency at their side say that one of the biggest benefits of using an agency is that they act as a cushion throughout the process. They...

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Related topics : domestic adoption process / best domestic adoption agencies / adoption agencies look for in parents / families looking to adopt / adopt a family in need

How do your kids talk about adoption? | Adoptive Parent Voices

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Jessie - http://youtu.be/vb6lsmFIekw

Cydnee - http://youtu.be/IpAc7Kx8Xz8

Amanda - http://youtu.be/0nfiIwX_GX8

Josh - http://youtu.be/UMtfAxpsab0

Four adoptive parents sit down together to laugh and tell stories about the great things their kids say about their adoption. Each child processes their adoption story differently, but each parent has wonderful stories to tell about the pride their children feel about their birth families and the things they've done as...

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Related topics : parenting adopted child / help for adoptive parents / adoption birth parents / being an adoptive parent / process of adopting a child