Eight Ways to Prepare for Your Home Visit

Adoption can be a very stressful process. Often adoptive parents feel the need to be perfect and fear their every move is being looked at under a microscope. A home study is part of the adoption procedure that many prospective adoptees face with apprehension and anxiety. While it can be a bit disconcerting to have…

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Adoptive Breastfeeding

Are you planning to adopt? Many couples looking to adopt are unaware that breastfeeding an adopted infant is possible. Each situation is unique and you must explore all options before making a decision. Keep reading to learn more about adoptive breastfeeding.   How does adoptive breastfeeding work? A few weeks before your adoptive infant is…

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Adopting a Foster Child in Illinois

According to Children’s Rights, there are approximately 400,000 children in foster care in the United States each day. Nearly a quarter of children in foster care will be adopted, many by their foster parents. Children and youth enter foster care because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parent or guardian. They aren’t…

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Choosing Adoption After Infertility

After years of struggling with infertility, couples often feel frustrated, disappointed, and letdown. It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. What exactly is infertility? It is known as the inability to conceive after having unprotected sex for more than a year. While reproductive problems are treatable…

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