A Beginner’s Guide to Special Needs Adoption: Post Eight

April 6, 2017 A Beginner's Guide to Special Needs Adoption, adopting again, dossier, Faith, homestudy, paperchase, pre-adoption, Theraplay, waiting for referral, waiting to travel 0 Comments

Becoming a parent, no matter how it happens, is never easy. But for those just looking into the possibility of adoption it can seem positively overwhelming. It is our hope to change all that. This 8-post series will go step-by-step through the process to adopt through the special needs program for those of you who …Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Special Needs Adoption: Post Seven

October 5, 2016 A Beginner's Guide to Special Needs Adoption, dossier, Faith, homestudy, I'm Ready to Adopt, paperchase, pre-adoption, referral, should we adopt?, waiting for referral, waiting to travel 1 Comments

Becoming a parent, no matter how it happens, is never easy. But for those just looking into the possibility of adoption it can seem positively overwhelming. It is our hope to change all that. This 8-post series will go step-by-step through the process to adopt through the special needs program for those of you who …Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Special Needs Adoption: Post Six

September 3, 2016 A Beginner's Guide to Special Needs Adoption, dossier, Faith, homestudy, I'm Ready to Adopt, paperchase, pre-adoption, referral, should we adopt?, waiting for referral, waiting to travel 0 Comments

Becoming a parent, no matter how it happens, is never easy. But for those just looking into the possibility of adoption it can seem positively overwhelming. It is our hope to change all that. This 8-post series will go step-by-step through the process to adopt through the special needs program for those of you who …Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Special Needs Adoption: Post Five

August 13, 2016 A Beginner's Guide to Special Needs Adoption, Agencies, agency-orphanage partnership, dossier, Faith, I'm Ready to Adopt, medical needs checklist, paperchase, pre-adoption, referral, should we adopt?, waiting for referral 1 Comments

Becoming a parent, no matter how it happens, is never easy. But for those just looking into the possibility of adoption it can seem positively overwhelming. It is our hope to change all that. This 8-post series will go step-by-step through the process to adopt through the special needs program for those of you who …Read More

I’m Ready to Adopt, Now What? The Homestudy

February 13, 2015 dossier, homestudy, I'm Ready to Adopt 2 Comments

Alternately titled: Four Things to Know Before You Begin Your Home Study. This is the second post in a series on the “how to” of adoption, step by step. Post one can be found here. Starting the adoption process can be intimidating. You hear horror stories of the paperwork that is involved and it is …Read More

Questions: Part 2

July 28, 2011 dossier, homestudy, paperchase 0 Comments

 If you’re anything like me (even after adopting through the SN program several times), you’ve found that many times you don’t have the answers you need on the process, the timelines, the rules – and honestly, have no idea where to start. That’s where our newest contributor comes in… Courtney Krause. We are so excited …Read More

Questions: Part 1

July 10, 2011 dossier, homestudy, paperchase 0 Comments

Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my first post!!! Lots of great things to discuss! As you probably can see, there are too many questions to answer in just one post, so I’ll be breaking this into several separate posts over the next few weeks. Question #1: My questions would be: typically how …Read More

go ahead… ask away!

July 5, 2011 dossier, homestudy, paperchase 0 Comments

 If you’re anything like me (even after adopting through the SN program several times), you’ve found that many times you don’t have the answers you need on the process, the timelines, the rules – and honestly, have no idea where to start. That’s where our newest contributor comes in… Courtney Krause. We are so excited …Read More

some changes – homestudies and post placement reports

March 29, 2011 homestudy 0 Comments

Sounds like some changes are coming that will impact the way future adoptions are completed. This announcement, just announced by an agency, covers changes required for post-placement reports and homestudies. Post-placement Reports: This announcement indicates that these changes will affect post-placement reports for families that receive Travel Approval after August 1st, 2011. Currently, two post-placement …Read More

Grandfathered I-600As

March 3, 2010 homestudy 0 Comments

News from The Center for Adoption Policy regarding grandfathered I-600As. Posted on March 2, 2010. March 2, 2010. Limitations on Grandfathered I-600As. CIS has posted on its website a Q and A detailing the rules pertaining to grandfathered I-600As. This is relevant for families who were in the adoption process prior to April 1, 2008 …Read More

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