What Is This SIte About?
The process of Adoption can be confusing and even overwhelming.
But it doesn't have to be.
Each state is a little different when it comes to laws, who is is charge and how to go about expanding your family.
That's why I wrote this site: To explain in easy-to-understand language how the process of Adoption in the State of Oregon works and how you can work within the system to get the child you want.
This is the site I wish my family had when we started the 3 year adventure to get our child.
Click the "Start here" link at the top to begin your own journey of Adopting in Oregon.
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Each year thousands of couples yearning for the joy of parenthood take the only step available to achieve it – adoption. In doing so, they willingly trade the anguish of being unable to bear a child for the hope and anxiety of an arduous and expensive process, which has no guarantee of success. When the Read more about Can You Use a Personal Loan to Finance Adoption Expenses?[…]
Foster care adoption: What prospective parents should know And then there were four: This Christmas, Megan and Thom Tessandori and daughter Emma, 11, will be celebrating the addition of 4-year-old Jordan to their family as his adoption from foster care becomes final this month. (Courtesy of Thom Tessandori) This Oregonian Article Originally appeared here. Print Read more about Oregonian Article: What Prospective Foster Care Adoption Parents Should Know[…]
Synopsis of Unconditional Parenting By Alfie Kohn Originally found here: http://www.yanoff.org/books/synopsis-unconditional-parenting.shtml Chapter 1: Conditional Parenting Love kids for who they are (unconditional love) instead of for what they do (conditional love). Over many years, researchers have found that “the more conditional the support [one receives], the lower one’s perceptions of overall worth as a person.” When children receive affection with strings Read more about Synopsis of Unconditional Parenting[…]
For the past couple years, we’ve gone to the Shoulder To Shoulder conference here in Portland. It’s a really amazing event filled with engaging speakers and practical, real-world classes about things that affect every family waiting to adopt. I highly recommend attending the Shoulder To Shoulder conference. Check out their website for all the deatils Read more about 15th Annual Shoulder To Shoulder Conference[…]
Michele Greco gave the talk at the NAFA meeting on Friday November 8th. The title of the talk was “The Mindful Waiting & Leaning into Openness”. It was a very powerful talk that spoke directly to the pain and fear of families who are in the waiting process for Adoption. It was all very great and Read more about Braindump from NAFA Meeting – The Mindful Waiting & Leaning Into Openness[…]
Our next Waiting Family Meeting is Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7-8:30 pm. Michele Greco, a life coach & personal consultant, will present on “The Mindful Wait & Leaning Into Openness”. I know from personal experience that the wait is emotional and not knowing what lies ahead can be scary. I had no idea how Read more about NAFA Waiting Family Meeting – Friday 11/8[…]
Adoption Mosaic is doing a Kickstarter project to get Adoptive DVD’s produced. Check it out and contribute here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adoptionmosaic/adoptive-parent-project-lets-make-the-dvds -Thom