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...

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...

Top 5 General Adoption Resources Online

While there is a broad spectrum of adoption related materials to read online, these are 5 of the best resources our team has found to be both comprehensive, accurate and relevant. 1. The National Council For Adoption https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/ AdoptTogether...

10 Adoption Events

Attending adoption events are a great way to meet those in the adoption community and learn more about adoption as perspective adoptive parents. Adoption events vary widely based on location and the best way to find adoption events is through your adoption agency....

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