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Russian Adoption Ban

I just read this article before Christmas: Boy’s Christmas wish: Adoption of little brother caught in US-Russia spat And then saw this today: Russia parliament passes anti-US adoption bill Essentially Russia just signed a bill that bans adoptions from Americans.  According to the first article: On Friday, Russian lawmakers passed a bill that would prohibit Americans from adopting Russian children, and if ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: The Adoption Option

November is Adoption Month so if you are going through infertility there has probably been at least one time you have been told/asked “Why don’t you just adopt?”  As you know there is no “just” adopt, it is a long process with lots to consider.  Perhaps you have considered it but can’t decide.  What are your thoughts on adoption as ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: Down to One Income

Some couples decide to begin living off one of the couple’s salary and saving the other.  Sometimes this is in preparation for one parent to stay home with the new baby but if you are having difficulty getting pregnant, some couples save that money to be used for expensive treatments and/or adoption expenses.  Would this be a way you could ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Approved for Adoption

When we talk about waiting we often think about the two-week-wait to find out if you’re pregnant.  But what about those on the adoption track.  Maybe you’re not to the point of waiting to get “the call” or waiting to travel to get you child, maybe you are just starting out and you are waiting to find out if you ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: Adoption Costs

Here is the breakdown of fees involved for Children’s Home Society’s International Adoption programs: Russia  http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/RussiaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf China http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/ChinaProgramFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf Korea http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/KoreaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf Columbia http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/ColombiaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf There has been a significant increase in fees in some countries and wait times are longer than when we adopted 9 years ago.  Neither of these benefit the waiting children and that frustrates me. -Cindy   Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Adoption Numbers

How many kids are actually adopted in the U.S.?  According to the census: “The 2000 census was the first census in which adoption statistics were collected. In 2000 the estimated number of adopted children was slightly over 128,000. In 2008 that number increased to nearly 136,000 children.“ This number includes domestic adoption, international adoption as well as relative adoption (where ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Adoption

If you are experiencing secondary infertility (you already have one or more children but are having difficulty having another) and you are considering adoption, do you worry about how an adopted brother or sister would affect your current child/ren?  What would be the benefits?  What would be the struggles? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

How do you know when to stop waiting and start doing (or start doing something different)?  How do you know when it’s time to start seeing a specialist, start IUI’s, or try IVF?  When do you know when to sign-up for a home study for adoption, to change programs/countries or do more for your birth mother search?  How do you ... Read More »

The Gift of Adoption

The Gift of Adoption

Here is an organization that provides financial support through grnats for parents considering adoption:

"Discover The Gift of Adoption Fund, a  national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to qualified parents – giving children who need families a permanent home and a  chance to thrive."

Read all about their organization here.


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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Open Adoption

Here are some statistics on Open Adoption: A 2012 study from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute titled “Openness in Adoption” reports that only 5 percent of today’s adoptions are closed; the remaining 95 percent are open or semi-open adoptions. The study also cites benefits for adopted children who have continued contact with and access to their birth parents after ... Read More »