From Empty Nester to New Parent

By AAAA-Admin / November 22, 2021 / Comments Off on From Empty Nester to New Parent

J and P were long time foster parents. They were about to be empty nesters as their youngest child had just gone to college when they agreed to be a respite short term foster placement for a child who needed temporary care. Little did they know that this decision would change their lives forever. I […]

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Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Marking National Adoption Month

By AAAA-Admin / November 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Marking National Adoption Month

AAAA is pleased to reshare this Press Release from the United States Senate regarding National Adoption Month. For Immediate Release November 17, 2021 (Blunt) (Klobuchar) Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Marking National Adoption Month WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, […]

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This Is Our Family!

By AAAA-Admin / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on This Is Our Family!

Sarah was sixteen and pregnant.  West Virginia was home, but she’d moved to Washington to live with her grandparents after learning she was pregnant. The baby’s father, Jacob, was several years older and still living in West Virginia.  Sarah had chosen adoptive parents for her baby: Lisa was a family doctor, Adam was a nonprofit […]

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The Parent Trip

By AAAA-Admin / November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on The Parent Trip

Yet another story of an amazing family created through adoption as we celebrate National Adoption Month! We hope you enjoy reading about Christopher and Susannah. Christopher and Susannah Adoption Month Story This story has been posted with permission from Evan Benn of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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A Memorable Adoption Story

By AAAA-Admin / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on A Memorable Adoption Story

A very memorable adoption story I will always remember fondly was one involving a sweet little boy.  A single woman who took care of her elderly mother was trying to adopt two young brothers who were distantly related to her.  One had been in the custody of the county and the other, a boy of […]

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The Older Waiting Child

By AAAA-Admin / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on The Older Waiting Child

How would you define “family?” People who are related by blood or marriage is the typical first definition. But we all know that being biologically related may never lead to being in a true family relationship. How many distant relatives can you imagine currently having whom you have never met? How many of us have […]

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