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Why Work With an Adoption Agency?

By |July 30th, 2014|

Today many opt to pursue an agency adoption due to the many benefits it provides. Adoption STAR is a unique agency providing not only [...]

The UAA – What You Need to Know

By |July 29th, 2014|

Policies, rules and regulations governing adoption are always evolving and changing. Read today’s blog post to learn more about an important act that impacts [...]

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    An Adoptee’s Perspective: 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know

An Adoptee’s Perspective: 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know

By |July 28th, 2014|

Christina Romo is an adoption professional with a very well respected, adoption-focused blog entitled Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee. The following material is [...]

Pre-Parenthood Adoption Education

By |July 25th, 2014|

From Adoption STAR’s perspective, pre-parenthood adoption education is a key element of adoption readiness.

As per our Adoptive Parent Services booklet:

“You have not even adopted [...]

Creating a Birth Plan

By |July 24th, 2014|

For an expectant woman that’s making an adoption plan, the creation of a birth plan is an important step in the process.

Typically a birth [...]

The National Survey of Adoptive Parents

By |July 23rd, 2014|

Conducted in 2007, the National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) was a “first-of-its-kind” survey that studied adoptive families (and their experiences) from across the [...]

Birth Fathers – Grief and Loss

By |July 22nd, 2014|

Regular acknowledgement of birth fathers and the emotions they may feel as a part of placing a child for adoption doesn’t happen enough….and that [...]

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    2010 Census Data and Analysis – Adopted Children and Stepchildren

2010 Census Data and Analysis – Adopted Children and Stepchildren

By |July 18th, 2014|

Published back in April of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau offers up some information and analysis of adopted children and stepchildren (and their [...]

Poem from a Daughter to her Birth Mother

By |July 17th, 2014|

Adoption STAR’s Director of Adoption Kathy Crissey shares a piece of beautiful poetry that would never have been written without an adult daughter and [...]

Placing a Child for Adoption

By |July 16th, 2014|

Two different perspectives on making the decision to place a child for adoption – a birth mother offers one perspective while a birth grandmother [...]

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