1. Adopting a Child from Another State: Information you Should Know

    Private adoption within the same state as you have residence is different than if you choose to adopt a child from out of state. IN an effort to protect all parties involved, the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) ruled that there has to be regulations on interstate adoptions. This started in the late 1950s to coordinate which state is responsible for the child while in process…Read More

  2. Adoption: International and Domestic

    Both domestic and international adoption have been common in the United States since the mid-1900s. In 1963, the United States authorized international adoption permanently. Even before then, there were international adoptions to provide for the children who were orphaned by World War II. For both forms of adoption, the processes are very different, although the costs usually range about the same,…Read More

  3. A Brief History of Adoption in the United States – Part 2

    Our previous blog gave a brief history of adoption in the United States up to the 1960s when the demand for adoption was high. The U.S. government endorsed intercountry adoption to help with the number of orphaned children from World War II. In 1963, the U.S. made the intercountry adoption permanent. The demand for domestic adoption was at its peak in the 1970s in the U.S. leveled off since becaus…Read More

  4. A Brief History of Adoption in the United States – Part 1

    Adoption has been around since the beginning of recorded history. While cultures around the world have differing procedures for when it is done and how, there are some united factors. When a child needs a parent and doesn’t have one, the child is adopted by another adult. In the United States, adoption has been a formal proceeding, handing guardianship over from one adult to another legally …Read More

  5. Thoughts from Birth Mothers

    Adoption takes courage. It’s not an easy decision to offer your child to another family, but for birth mothers who choose adoption, they want to communicate the love they have for their child to the adoptive parents whether she can put the thoughts and feelings into words or not. These thoughts aren’t always communicated through the adoption centers, so we want to help remove any quest…Read More