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Reconsidering The Homestudy

Adoption Process

The landscape of international adoption has shifted dramatically since the early days when families were primarily bringing home young children with f...

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Healthy Infant Adoption: A Thing of the Past?

India, Armenia, Marshall Islands   Adoption Process

On a weekly basis, our agency receives many inquiries  from families wishing to adopt healthy infants internationally.  As I type my re...

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Our Adopted Child Won’t Bond With Both of Us: 8 Tips to Support Attachment

Toddler Adoption, Bonding & Attachment, Post-Adoption

If it takes a village to raise a child, it goes without saying that parents need the support of their community along the way—especially when to...

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Could You Parent a Child with Special Needs from South Africa

South Africa   Pre-Adoption, Medical

It takes a dedicated and resourceful parent to adopt a child with special medical needs. At Spence-Chapin, we guide families in how&nbs...

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10 Reasons to Begin Your Adoption Home Study Today

How To Adopt, Pre-Adoption

Adoption has been on your heart for a while, so you begin investigating the process.  Everything you find references an ‘adoption home stud...

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Meant To Be

China, Vietnam   Birth Families, Family Adoption Stories, Adoptee Articles, Travel and Birthcountry Tours

A few years ago, when I was eleven years old, my family returned to my birthland -- Vietnam -- where I met my birth mother and a great big extended bi...

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Qualities of a Successful Adoptive Parent

Bonding & Attachment, Adoption Education and Training

When considering adoption, parents generally take time to consider whether they meet certain qualifications, like age requirements or length of marria...

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Helping Kids Prepare for Volunteering on Heritage Trip

China   Travel and Birthcountry Tours, Education, Volunteer Opportunities

Many families have talked about orphanages as pseudo “baby homes” and have focused on their own child’s young age, perhaps the first...

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How Do You Define Family?

Family and Community Support

It’s amazing how times have changed since I was a child. Not only technology, advances in medicine and science, and education, but in the defini...

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Orphanage Visits: Two Warm Welcomes

China   Travel and Birthcountry Tours, Post-Adoption, Education

As a parent of two children adopted from China, I have sometimes felt the burden of providing my kids with experiences that are “equal” to...

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International Adoption Agency

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

International Adoption Agency

Children's House International

Full Service Adoption Agency Specializing in Domestic Infant Adoption

Adoptions From The Heart