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Although placing my baby for adoption was the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, Heart to Heart Adoptions made the experience much more comfortable for me. The care and support that I’ve had from the entire staff was so amazing. Heart to Heart adoptions was like the family that I’ve never had. From the very first phone call that I made until the day I said Goodbye, I’ve felt so much love and support from the entire staff.

Ashley – 2010

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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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Bridging Gaps: A Guide to Keeping in Contact with Your Child’s Birth Parents

Welcoming your family’s new addition requires more than just love and acceptance. While your aim to keep the family as tight and connected as possible, a part of you understands the inevitable need your adoptive child will need: knowing their birth parents.

Heart to Heart Adoptions encourages both adoptive and birth parents to keep contact with each other. This setup is an open adoption, which is specified when both parties are in full disclosure of private and identifying information with each other.

Let our adoption agency guide you through keeping in contact with your adoptive child’s birth parents.

Start Early

If you can, decide on the open adoption at the earliest point possible. This gives you enough time to build rapport and get to know each other better...

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Conceiving an Adoption Plan for a Better Future

The journey to placing a child up for adoption involves a roller coaster ride of choices. In most cases, the long list of options and decisions is so overwhelming that most birth parents do not know where to start.

We at Heart to Heart Adoptions understand these struggles and needs, which is why we advocate the creation of an adoption plan to find the most suitable family for your child.

An adoption plan shows that you have thought about the decision very carefully and put your whole heart into granting the child a better future with the best family.

First Things First: The Best for the Baby

In creating an adoption plan, the child’s well being should always be the very first consideration in everything done and every decision made. Always think about what is be...

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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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