THE HEART TO HEART BLOG

Adoption is a lifelong journey, and so is adoption education.  We've written these posts to help you along your way.  Please enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Adoptees Bond

Twenty years ago we started a family by picking up a 5-pound little girl who needed us or we needed her.  It happened so many tears and laughs ago; I can’t remember who needed who. She had similar coloring to ours. And she was so much fun we went and got another even though his…
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Save the Adoption Tax Credit

We, with many others, are advocating for the adoption tax credit.   Unless Congress and the current Administration act the tax credit will end this year.   We are joining the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group in trying to assure that the credit is Permanent and Refundable.   For more information on this group please…
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The Call. You Know The One…THE Call.

Are there certain things you wish you’d known before you received The Call? No matter how long a family has been waiting, when they finally receive The Call, their homes inevitably look like the departure scene in one of our favorite movies, “Home Alone”. Most people are usually rushing around, missing things, but usually not…
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Same Family…Different Stories

Families with more than one adopted child obviously have children with different stories about how they joined the family. There are families who have of both biological
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It Happened. Again.

Ok Parents: Gear up. It happened again. As parents of adopted children, we are aware that eventually questions will arise with our children regarding where they came from and why.
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Where’s the Handbook? Manual of Directions? Guidelines?

There isn’t one! There aren’t guidelines for learning how to instill pride in a child who has been adopted transracially. When my husband, Mat, and I first looked into adoption, we were laser focused on how to adopt a baby rather than how to parent a child who would create our transracial family. We read…
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The Dreaded False Start

This is one of those delicate and uncomfortable subjects to address: a failed placement. Those of us who are adoptive parents know – the light at the end of the tunnel is totally worth it – parenthood! But the journey is filled with twists and turns, and, possibly, a major detour. The bad news: sometimes…
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