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At first I was confused and scared. I made my decision only two days before giving birth. The adoptive family was wonderful. My case worker was amazing. I know we made the right decision. I want what is best for my child. I know she is going to be loved and well taken care of. I will miss her more than anything in the world. I wish with all of my heart that I was able to take care of her myself but at this point in my life it is impossible. I’m happy adoption was a choice for me. I love you baby girl and I will never forget you.

Ashley – April 2011

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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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Adding To Your Family After Placing A Child For Adoption

Hello! My name is Rebekah I am 39 years old and I am a birth mom to a sweet five year old little boy. I also have seven other children. Four of them I gave birth to and my three newest children are my wonderful step children. I have a very large blended family with kids spanning from ages five all the way up to 18.

Five years ago I made the very hard but responsible choice to give my fifth baby up for adoption, leaving me with just the four children I had ...

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Going Home Barbie – Adoption Doll

Mattel has been making this Special Edition Barbie since 2001. But the adoption doll is not for sale? So how do you get one? They are only available to guests of the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou China who are visiting China to adopt a child. Mattel's philanthropic efforts overall have come across as a bit strange to the adoption community. Eastern Journey points out of few of the reasons:
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Birth Mothers – Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Child

One month out of the whole year is noticeably harder than the rest for many birth mothers. The month of your child's birth is often a time of reflection, longing, and emotional grief. Memories of your child's birth bring back a flood of memories and emotions. At this special time, you may need some help coming up with ideas for a gift to give that would help keep the two of you connected as time goes on. We've comp...

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Why Open Adoption Is Better For Everyone Involved

Hello! My name is Rebekah. I am 39 years old and I am a mom to five wonderful children. Four of those children I chose to parent, and my fifth child I chose not to parent. My birth son is now five years old so I write this article with quite a bit of perspective on the subject of open adoption.

In my ninth week of pregnancy I started to consider adoption. It was such a foreign word to me and I didn’t know much about it. I did know that I had questions that ...

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Telling Birth Grandmother You’re Going to Place Your Baby For Adoption

How hard is it for a birth mom to tell her mother that she's pregnant and that she'll be placing the birth grandmothers baby for adoption? It's one more part of many birth mothers' stories that can be extremely difficult. It also makes the type of adoption you choose an important decision. Chelcie Robinson from Birth Mom Buds writes about her experience with telling her mother that she's placing her baby for adoption. Her advi...

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