ABC for Adoption Holidays

Holidays for Newly Adopted Children

With the holidays coming up, there is a lot of excitement, love, happiness, traveling, and visitors. This can be an overwhelming season for your newly adopted child. You can still make travel arrangements or guest accommodations and continue your traditions, while making sure your child is feeling safe and included. Understand Understanding their physical and…

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…

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…

Adoption Tax Credit: Understanding the Basics

Adopting a child is a life changing experience for both the adopter and the adoptee. Nothing compares to the feeling of bringing a new life into your family and providing them with a safe, loving home. There is one aspect of adoption that many people are unaware of: it includes a tax credit benefit.  …

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…

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…