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I’m just so blessed that I found your agency and that you sent my son to such wonderful people. I pray for him and them every day and I can kind of move on a little bit knowing that he’s being well cared for. I will always have a place in my heart for him. I just can’t thank you guys enough for everything that you’ve done for me. God bless each and everyone of you at Heart to Heart Agency.

Dwaina – March 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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Tim, Amber and Big Sister Thank Their Birth Mother

This is the perfect way for adoptive parents to show thanks to birth mothers. Tim and Amber used the acronym LIGHT to describe their birth mom Jessica.

L-love
I-Independent
G-Giving
H-Hope
T-Tenacious...

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A Young Birthmother’s Difficult Decision To Place Her Baby For Adoption

 "I placed this creature in the hands of people I knew would love him the way that I would and care for him in ways that I could not"
This NBC story is about Callie Mitchell and her decision to place her baby in an open adoption. After struggling with whether to keep Leo or place him with a couple that could give him more than she could, she finally places him with Kristen and Brian....

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Op Ed Adoption Story – White Parents Raising Black Children

New York Times Article: Purple Boots, Silver Stars ... and White Parents

A white father of two adopted black children shares his experience of how he feels race and community influence the behavior of his adopted children. DO YOU AGREE WITH THE WRITER ON THIS? Make sure you read the comments from other readers. The full story is here: http://ww...

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Adoption of Ethiopian Boy Highlights Why LOVE Makes A Family

Anyone who is part of a loving family may not realize what a blessing they have. This story about Anwar, a young boy from Ethiopia who was just adopted by a Utah family, highlights what a blessing it is for a child to live in a loving and caring family.

Anwar never knew his mother, and when he was seven, his extended family in Ethiopia kicked him out because they could not afford to feed and clothe him. He begged for food during the day and at night took refuge in a bamboo tree.

 

"I came to the city to become a street kid. The ot...

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Adoptive Mom Get’s to Congratulate Birth Mom Years After Adoption

"It’s a boy! For the past five years, I had been waiting for this news. I had been praying faithfully for Ashley, my son’s birth mother. I wanted more than anything to see her enjoy all that she afforded me through the miracle of adoption."
This is the unique story of a birth mother and the adoptive mother of her first child. This story illustrates how beneficial open adoption and a long term relationship...

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