1. Setting Realistic Expectations About Adoption

    Adopting a child is a life-changing experience. If you have been wanting to be a parent for a while and have now turned to adoption as your best option, you may have expectations that you don’t even realize. As with any major life change, it is important to have realistic expectations when you adopt, for your own sake, the sake of your future child, and the sake of your family. When you are work…Read More

  2. Adoption Centers v. Adoption Agencies

    A is 4 Adoption is proud to be a family-owned and operated adoption center in CA. We realize that the adoption process is complicated, and therefore, can be confusing. One aspect that is confusing for many people going through the adoption process for the first time is the difference between an adoption center and an adoption agency. Here, we will explain the difference, and why we believe our ado…Read More

  3. Introducing Your Family To Your Adopted Child

    We discussed last week the importance of introducing your adopted child to your family in the right way to ensure that your new child won’t feel overwhelmed or out of place. However, it is equally important to introduce your family to your adopted child in the right way. With a family that is prepared, welcoming, and loving, your new child will be sure to grow up in a happy environment where the…Read More

  4. Introducing Your Adopted Child To Your Family

    Adoption is a beautiful process, full of love and joy for you and the child. However, it can be difficult to introduce a new child into your existing family, especially if you have biological children and extended family members who aren’t used to the idea of adoption. Because we are a private adoption center in California, our experts are able to help you every step of the way, ensuring that yo…Read More

  5. Why Couples Choose To Adopt

    Taking the first step toward considering adoption is a big deal, and we are proud that you are willing to learn more. We understand that adopting a baby is an enormous responsibility. Because of this, we do everything we can to provide you with the facts and make the process as simple as possible so that you can be confident in your decision. Part of that process is helping you meet other successf…Read More

  6. Helping You Through Birth Mother Grief

    Children change us. Whether they are introduced into our lives at a young age, whether we bear them and birth them and raise them, or whether we make the choice to bear them and give them away, having a child will forever change who you are. It is important, when you are making the decision to give your child up for adoption, that you understand you will feel many things after giving birth, and th…Read More

  7. Choosing Between A Semi-Open And Closed Adoption

    Making the choice between an open, semi-open and closed adoption is a process that requires dedicated research, understanding and help from one of the most recommended adoption centers in CA. If you have not read our blog on the Difference Between a Semi-Open and Closed Adoption, we recommend doing so now so that you can understand what makes each type unique and so you can gain an initial feeling…Read More

  8. Difference Between Semi-Open And Closed Adoption

    Adoption is a beautiful process, providing parents with the opportunity to complete their families and giving children the chance to to grow up in a loving environment. We understand that it can also be difficult, as there are many moving pieces in a child’s life, and each needs to work with the other in order for the experience to be truly successful. At A Is 4 Adoption, we are passionate a…Read More

  9. FAQs About Private Adoption

    Here at A Is For Adoption, we're a private adoption center in CA that, unlike any other organization, focuses on caring for the birth mother as best as we can. Today we're going to cover some commonly asked questions about private adoption. What exactly is private adoption? Private (or independent) adoption is a legal method of building a family through adoption without using an adoption agency …Read More

  10. 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