Tips for Writing Your Letter of Introduction

Many adoptive parents feel daunted by the task of writing a letter of introduction to an expectant mother. It helps to see writing the letter as a wonderful opportunity to talk about your family’s interests, hobbies, and hopes. Keeping your letter brief but sincere and meaningful can make a big impact on an expectant mother’s…

Handling the Stress of Adoption

Whether you have chosen adoption because of infertility, altruism, a desire to be a single parent, or another reason, most future adoptive families have something in common – high levels of stress and anxiety. The adoption process can be draining – physically, emotionally, and financially. Although the end result is exactly what you’ve been wishing…

April is Devoted to Autism Awareness Month

Autism: even in the year 2017, although it is a word that we can casually encounter, it is still a word that is often misused and misunderstood. Although April is dedicated to Autism Awareness Month, we at ABC for Adoption make it our year-long mission to provide our clients, employees, friends, and all those we…

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…

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…

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…