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The Importance of Birth Parent Counseling

By |January 27th, 2015|

Birth parents benefit from guidance and support while in the midst of making an adoption plan.
“Looking back, I think I should have gotten [...]

Family STAR Movie Night – THIS FRIDAY

By |January 26th, 2015|

Family STAR invites you to enjoy refreshments, a movie, and post-film discussion on Friday, January 30th, 2015.

Family STAR is hosting its inaugural movie night [...]

That Impish Way

By |January 23rd, 2015|

Adoption STAR Client and Guest Blogger Lesa Quale Ferguson shares a touching birth parent-themed piece of poetry written by her father.

Lesa Quale Ferguson has [...]

Adoption, Gay Marriage, and the Supreme Court

By |January 22nd, 2015|

The Supreme Court’s decision to take up gay marriage has important repercussions for some same sex couples that have adopted children.

The announcement that the [...]

Federal Adoption Tax Credit and Form Changes

By |January 21st, 2015|

As you prepare to file your taxes, please be mindful of these paperwork changes (as identified by the IRS).

Avid blog readers may recall that [...]

Access to Family Medical History

By |January 20th, 2015|

Adoption STAR’s Associate Director Michael Hill shares details of an interesting conversation he had with an adult adoptee about international adoption and access to [...]

Martin’s Legacy

By |January 19th, 2015|

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this poignant article will have great meaning to adoptive families touched by transracial adoption.

Happy Martin Luther [...]

A Resource for Birth Parents

By |January 16th, 2015|

Here’s an impressive resource that birth parents (or those who want to better help birth parents) will want to be aware of.

The Children’s Welfare [...]

Questions from Teenage Adoptees

By |January 15th, 2015|

Here’s a helpful list of common questions that adolescent adoptees may have, but may not verbalize to their adoptive parents, about their birth parents.

Adoption [...]

Extended Family Member Reactions to the Decision to Adopt

By |January 14th, 2015|

Prospective adoptive parents that announce their decision to adopt sometimes get less than enthusiastic reactions from extended family members. Here are some of [...]

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