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Who Should You Listen To About Adoption?

It often seems as if everyone suddenly becomes an "adoption expert" when they find out that you are planning to adopt. But what advice can you really trust about how adoption works?

The answer is simple -- the adoption professionals you have sought help from. The adoption process is a very complex one -- differing from country to country and state to state. Only the adoption professionals you are working with to make your adoption dreams a reality are familiar with your case and are equipped to provide you the accurate, trustworthy advice and information you need to know....

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Bills Introduced in Congress to Make the Adoption Tax Credit Refundable

Just before Memorial Day weekend, bills to make the adoption tax credit refundable were introduced in the Senate and the House.
In the Senate, the Adoption Tax Refundability Act (S. 1056) was introduced by Senator Casey (D-PA), Senator Landrieu (D-LA), and Senator Blunt (R-MO). The House bill, H.R. 2144, was introduced by Representative Braley (D-IA).
 The adoption tax credit was refundable in tax years 2010 and 2011, which meant that many more children and their adoptive families were able to take advantage of it. The Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act would make the adoption tax credit a benefit to lower and moderate income families who cannot currently use it.

We will follow this closely and keep you informed on the results of this effort....

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Hollywood Celebrities and Adoptions

Adopting a child is probably one of the most rewarding experiences for any couple. Every time we hear about Hollywood celebrities adopting a child, we feel so happy knowing that there are more ambassadors telling the world that the act is not so difficult.

Serial adopters Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may get most of the press, but they are far from being the only celebrities to become parents through adoption. With the “adoption fever” catching up among other popular celebrities, take a look at some of them who have brought home a bundle of joy to complete their happy families:

Viola Davis

Viola Davis, who plays the tough and hard-hitting Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder, has been an acclaimed actress for years. In 2003, she married actor Julius Ten...

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The First Few Days with Your New Child

Adopted older children will often feel insecure and overwhelmed when they first arrive at their new home. They might act withdrawn, suspicious, or even slightly afraid. Part of your job as adoptive parents is to take this behaviour in stride, and help them adjust to their environment.

How do you make them comfortable? The first few days are crucial to building a trusting relationship between parent and child.
1. Introduce the family – Your first step should always be to hold a family meeting, and introduce everyone. This is especially important if you have biological children. Don’t be afraid to talk at length about yourselves; this reinforces that you are not strangers, but their new family.
If they ar...

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Mother Woes: Bonding with Your Newborn

Giving birth to new life is never simple. Some mothers make the difficult choice of placing their baby for adoption to give the child a better chance at life. At the same time, some make a blessing out of the situation and take this as an opportunity to welcome a new member to the family.

Parents who have recently adopted a baby are probably wondering whether bonding and connection will be easy. It is a common struggle. Some fear the weight of not being biological parents will weigh down on the bond with their child. Heart to Heart Adoption believes all anxieties are due to go away with genuine love and care.

Touch

Touch is an effective way to form bon...

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The Joys of Being an Adoptive Parent

There are joys and rewards to derive by being an adoptive parent. The responsibility allows people to live life with a purpose by rearing a child with less pains and costs. Here are reasons people should adopt children to elaborate further:

Experiencing how to be a parent

There are circumstances that make some people unable to experience what it is like to be a parent, unfortunately. They do not have to wonder what it is like should they adopt a child. They will experience the joys of taking care of children themselves.

Skipping the birthing process

Some women do not relish the idea of giving birth, knowing how dangerous it can be for the mother and child. By avoiding childbirth, these people miss the chance to experience the joys of taking car...

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Adoptive Family Orientation

We are unfortunately canceling our Adoptive Family Orientation scheduled for this Saturday the 27th of June.  Please watch for a post of when we will re schedule later this summer.   For more information contact lisab@hearttoheartadopt.com....

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