1. Debunking Foster Care Myths

    What is foster care in the United States? The U.S. foster care system was designed to temporarily protect and nurture children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, until those parents become stronger, healthier and in a position to provide a safe loving home for their children. Sadly, too many children spend years in “the system,” moving from foster home to group home to f…Read More

  2. Choosing An Adoption Agency

    When it comes to finding a match through open adoption, agencies play an important role. In fact, they could be the game-changer. A good adoption center in CA not only brings together waiting adoptive parents and birth parents. It can guide them through every step of the process. Finding the right agency is almost as as big a challenge as finding the right match. For waiting adoptive parents, h…Read More

  3. Your Trusted Adoption Center Debunks Myths About Open Adoption

    We are a family-owned adoption center, and because of this, we understand the deep and profound importance of family. That is why we, unlike any other organization, focus on caring for the birth mother as best as we can. If you're considering open adoption on either end, we want you to be aware of these myths. Myth: Open adoption is a form of co-parenting. False! In open adoption, the line betwee…Read More

  4. How to Talk About Giving Your Baby Up For Adoption

    Choosing to put your baby up for adoption is an incredibly difficult decision, and unfortunately, some people in your life may make it even more difficult by not being supportive. If you are unsure of how to talk to your friends and family about your adoption plan, here is what you should know. 1) You decide who needs to know your plan. When you choose adoption, your pregnancy can be an awkward ti…Read More

  5. What To Expect When You’re Adopting

    The adoption process is not simple. If you want to become a parent through adoption, here are a few things to expect while you go through the process. Be Patient When you are considering adoption, there is a good chance that you have wanted a child for a long time. It may be difficult for you to wait any longer, but the road to adoption is often a very long one. At A is 4 Adoption, we try to match…Read More

  6. How Open is an Open Adoption?

    When considering adoption, one big decision to make is if the adoption should be open or closed. For some, it’s easy to decide to have an open adoption. Sometimes, it all depends on the families involved, while other times it has to do with the circumstances surrounding the situation. Either way, the adoptive parents have a say in whether they want an open adoption or not. The question may l…Read More

  7. Tips for Bonding with your Adopted Infant

    During the adoption process, it’s easy to have an ideal scenario in mind about how the first few days and weeks will be when finally bringing home your baby after working with the adoption center. When you bring your infant home, it may not look exactly like you expected. It’s important through this time to not get frustrated. It is normal to have to take time and adjust to having a new child …Read More

  8. Questions to Ask if Considering Adoption

    There are many challenges in becoming a parent. When you become a parent through adoption, it can involve many more obstacles. It can involve red tape, high costs, tons of paperwork, being vetted,  and that is only during the approval process. There are even times families wait months or years after they have found a child to adopt, depending on where the child is coming from and if there is …Read More

  9. Giving your Child up for Adoption to a Single Parent

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2009, nearly one-third of adoptions from foster care were by single adults. This number grows a bit larger when accounting for all adoptions, not just foster-to-adopt, that have happened in the U.S. This number has potential to grow as the stigma of single parenting decreases. Single parenting isn’t a breeze, but it has become more acceptable as the per…Read More

  10. Deciding to Adopt Instead of Facing a High-Risk Pregnancy

    Even with technology, some women still face the possibility of a high-risk pregnancy. Risk factors can be caused from age, weight, and reproductive system complications. Some women don’t find out about these risk factors until they face the loss of a pregnancy, strict bed rest or a more traumatic situation. Other women know they are at risk if they get pregnant and choose to go a different r…Read More