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June 7, 2013
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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 […]
May 29, 2013
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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 […]
May 3, 2016
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Adoption Fits With Your Life

The light on my office phone was blinking. I could see the annoying notification through the window as I tried to herd high school students to […]
April 16, 2016
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Bonding With An Adopted Child

“Don’t you feel like you are always babysitting?” Rosemary asked as she more securely bundled up the child she gave birth to six months ago.  “I […]
April 2, 2016
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Congratulations You’re Ready to Adopt

  If you are reading a blog on adoption, there’s a high probability, you have been in a position to use certain words which cause discomfort […]
March 17, 2016
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6 Important Reasons to Tell Your Children They Are Adopted

“Good news,” my son said when an Adele song came on and I started car dancing. His sister nodded solemnly in agreement. We have “Good News” […]
March 2, 2016
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Should You Adopt or Do You Have Tendencies Which Disqualify You?

Adoption is not the normal way to get a child, biology is. If you love normal—don’t adopt. If you hate variety and crave predictability—don’t adopt. Let […]
February 15, 2016
Where these twins are raised will affect what type of people they will become.

Nature-Versus-Nurture Debate, No Clear Winner

“They were so interesting in what I have to say,” our oldest daughter said a few years ago. She had just spent an afternoon with her […]
January 30, 2016
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Misconception About Bi-racial Families

Anyone who has raised a child has wished there was a manual and a step-by-step instruction sheet for the process.  Luckily, the memory you have of […]
January 14, 2016
By the time your child is old enough to take a trip with friends, he or she will have heard a lot.

Inter-racial Adoptions Provide a Few Surprises

When our first baby was bundled up and handed to us, I held her tight and knew our love would protect her from any racial bias […]
October 21, 2015
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Adoptive Family Orientation

Please join us for our Orientation Meeting in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9-12pm.  For more information contact lisab@hearttoheartadopt.com.
July 29, 2015

Are You Ready to Adopt?

The decision to start a family is significant for any couple or individual to make, and if you are unable to have your own children and […]
July 26, 2015

4 Challenges Adoptive Parents Often Face

Being a parent is a complicated job, and one that comes with a lot of responsibility. Beyond just caring for your child’s physical needs, you have […]
July 14, 2015

Places to Find Support During the Adoption Process

When you make the decision to adopt—to bring a child into your family—it’s a big step. For many couples or individuals, this is the culmination of […]
July 3, 2015

Preparing for an Adoption Home Study

For any couple planning to become parents through adoption, a home study is an essential part of the process. Some people are a little unsure about […]
June 30, 2015

Common Myths (and Truths) About Adoption

Whether you are a family who is considering adoption, someone who is thinking about putting your baby up for adoption, or have friends and family who […]
June 17, 2015

4 Signs of an Exceptional Adoption Agency

When you are ready to add a child to your family through adoption it’s an exciting time, but too often future parents jump into the process […]
June 9, 2015

Talking to Adopted and Biological Children About Adoption

Whether you have an adoption child now, or you are considering adding an adopted child to your existing family, it’s important to know how to discuss […]
June 1, 2015

Open or Closed Adoptions: The Benefits of Each

The decision to adopt a child or to give up a child for adoption often brings with it a myriad of other decisions, including whether you […]
December 1, 2014
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Transracial Adoptee Takes A Different Approach at a Portland Ferguson Protest

The courage this youngster showed is something all of us can learn from. A photographer captured this moment as a Portland police officer on duty behind […]
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