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Affording Adoption

How to Afford Adoption

How to Afford Adoption Affording adoption is a huge challenge for many hopeful families. Many families need at least some help to afford the $15,000 to $50,000 agency fees, attorney fees, birth mother expenses, travel expenses, and other related costs. Adoption-Friendly Workplaces (more…)

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role model

Everyone Needs a Role Model

Everyone needs a role model.  They teach us about ourselves. In children, they help to define what they feel is important and meaningful.  Sometimes children compare themselves, and when they believe that they share characteristics, it can help them to believe in themselves.If they find similarities in the person they admire—in any way—it is easier […]

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the call

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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Adoption Personal Care - Utah Adoption Help

Taking Care of Yourself

Personal Care Tips Both before receiving the child and after the child’s placement, adoptive parents need to be sure to take care of themselves. Adoption often is an emotionally charged experience with many highs and lows. SUPPORT GROUPS Participation in adoption support groups can be helpful while you’re waiting for a child, and is especially […]

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Educate Your Employer

If anyone is seeking an issue for which to crusade in his workplace, may I suggest employee adoption benefits? If you are “waiting,” this is the time to make a pitch to your employer to institute or improve these benefits. If you have already completed your adoption, you can certainly remember that your employer undoubtedly […]

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