Adoption

#Placed Campaign

#Placed Campaign

I am already gearing up for this year’s #placed campaign. Started by Birthmother’s Baskets, the #placed campaign is trying to reach out via social media to friends, family, Hollywood, and all people.  It is trying to share with everyone what so many birthparents, families who adopted, adopted kiddos, and adoption professionals already know. The #placed […]

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All Types of Mothers’ Day

This coming Sunday is a day traditionally set aside to celebrate mothers (and let me tell you, they deserve to be celebrated). It is a day to honor and recognize mothers. Mothers come to be through a myriad of ways. They are made through thousands of little experiences. There is not just one type of […]

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A LOST BOY FINDS HIS CALLING, as reported by the Washington Post

A LOST BOY FINDS HIS CALLING, as reported by the Washington Post

This is a “must-see video”. It will awaken some strong feelings within you, as you view the utter travesty of severely neglected and abused children. You will be “looking back in time” to Romania in the 1980’s. Izidor Ruckel escaped the horror of his confinement through the open arms of an adoptive family. As a […]

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REHOMING: The costs to children are great!

Dear Readers, When I did a Google Search of the word “Rehoming”, the following definitions were the first to pop up. It appears that rehoming has previously, and maybe exclusively, referred to pets that were adopted and then readopted into another home for one reason or another. **Longman’s English Dictionary of “re‧home” is “to arrange […]

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TAX CREDIT: Here today and gone tomorrow???

TAX CREDIT: Here today and gone tomorrow???

ADOPTION TAX CREDIT:  IS IT A GOOD THING? If you agree, what can YOU do? JOIN OTHER FAMILIES LIKE YOURSELVES TO  “SAVE THE ADOPTION TAX CREDIT” HOW? Click on this link and take action. THERE’S STILL TIME – DON’T PUT THIS OFF ANY LONGER

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Safe Haven Law

Safe Haven Law

Often while watching movies and television shows I am broadsided by misinformation regarding adoption. I have to admit that there are times that I have laughed at the portrayal of adoption, for example, when home study workers are portrayed as particularly aggressive and judgmental while interviewing a couple. I find this funny for two reasons: 1. The ECFA Adoption […]

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Adoption Tax Credit May Be In Jeopardy

Adoption Tax Credit May Be In Jeopardy

ACTION ALERT: ADOPTION TAX CREDIT MAY BE IN JEOPARDY CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://adoptiontaxcredit.org/ Current Practice: Adoption Tax Credit Information Individuals qualify for the adoption tax credit if they adopted a child and paid out-of-pocket expenses relating to the adoption. The amount of the tax credit a family may qualify for is directly […]

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