National Adoption Month

Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

By AAAA-Admin / November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

I have many incredible stories to share after working in the adoption arena for over 30+ years but until I actually write the book that I keep threatening to write, I will turn to one of my recent favorites. As challenging as the pandemic has been, there really have been some silver linings. Recently one […]

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A Visual Reminder

By AAAA-Admin / November 11, 2021 / Comments Off on A Visual Reminder

We used to keep a post-it-note on our office fridge where we kept a running number of foster care children who were adopted with the help of our office. One day our court runner asked us about the meaning of the post-it-note. Later, he surprised us with this beautiful homemade sign. It now has a […]

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By AAAA-Admin / November 10, 2021 / Comments Off on POSITIVITY, PATIENCE AND LOVE

My agency, Adoptions of Wisconsin, had the privilege of helping Laura and Paul with their adoption. They are inspiring in their positive approach, especially considering that the Covid-19 pandemic hit just as their lives were changing in ways they couldn’t imagine. Like many families pursuing adoption to build their family, Laura and Paul began their […]

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Home Sweet Home At Any Age

By AAAA-Admin / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Home Sweet Home At Any Age

As an adoption professional for nearly 30 years, I have had the privilege of representing clients in over 2,500 adoptions. While the majority of those have been newborn adoptions, the ones that have really grabbed my heart are the adoptions older children and adults. My oldest adoptee was almost 60. There is no age limit […]

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Adoption Has Its Downs and Its Ups

By AAAA-Admin / November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Has Its Downs and Its Ups

I recently worked with a couple seeking to adopt a child to be born to a northern Virginia mother. Coordinating with a Virginia attorney whom I knew as a colleague from the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, arrangements were made to provide some financial assistance as permitted by the laws of Wisconsin and […]

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When It All Comes Together

By AAAA-Admin / November 7, 2021 / Comments Off on When It All Comes Together

Tyrone is in hospitality and his husband Howard is an educator. Like many gay male couples, they first met in the gym. But unlike lots of their friends, they both knew they wanted to be parents. The pandemic got them focused on moving forward toward fatherhood and they reached out to me for a match. […]

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