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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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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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POSITIVITY, PATIENCE AND LOVE

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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