What is a Home Study?

The Basics A home study is a document telling the story of your family: who you are (both past and present), what values you hold, what your finances are like, your health history, your reasons for adopting, how you plan to parent, etc. An approved home study means...

7 TED Talks about Adoption

1. How I Use the Internet to Build Families | Hank Fortener It’s the pain inside of you, the mark the world left on you, that is the mark that you will then leave on the world. Ask yourself the question “What mark do I have, what scars do I have and how...

Birth Order and the Blended Family

By Jill Cucullu We have six kids. I suppose anybody from a big family gets used to being asked “what number” they are. My younger ones have to think about it. So do my two eldest. Our adopted daughter, now 21, was the youngest of five siblings in her birth family in...

Single Adoptive Parents: 3 Things To Consider

Choosing to be a single adoptive parent comes with its inherent challenges. While we have seen extraordinary single parents and believe it can be done well, you may face a strong public perception that it takes two parents to adequately care for a child. So here are...

Single Parent Adoption

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Spence-Chapin We believe every child deserves a family. Connecting children with permanent parents, deep parental love, and a lifelong sense of security — that’s why we do what we do. Our expertise has consistently expanded the benefits...

Essential Adoption Terminology

Adapted from Hopscotch Adoption Accredited Agency: An accredited agency is an adoption service provider who has been accredited by either the Council on Accreditation (COA) to provide adoption services in the United States for cases subject to the regulations set...

5 Reasons NOT TO Adopt

We believe that every child deserves a loving family and a safe home. However, we do not believe that every family is meant to be an adoptive family. Our editorial team sat down with AdoptTogether mom Tacy Riehm to discuss some of the misguided reasons that parents...

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