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Birthmother Tribute, A Florida Domestic Adoption

21 Jan

This awesome video was shared by one of our Sunshine families about the adoption of their Safe Haven baby. Thank you for sharing Rebecca and Drew, and Happy Birthday Jude!

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Sunshine State Adoption in the College Park Newspaper

09 Jan

We are thrilled to be featured in the College Park Newspaper! Please click on the link to read the story. Thank you for writing such a nice article, Natalie Costas! Sunshine State Adoptions: Brightening the lives of children and their new families

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How Quickly Can a Florida Home Study be Completed?

04 Jun

Frequently Asked Question of the Day One of the first questions families ask is, “How quickly can you complete our home study?” We complete most home studies in one month or less. If you are completing a domestic adoption and need a Florida home study, we have access to Livescan fingerprint technology. We will receive your FBI clearance within 24 hours

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Bonding with Your Adopted Child

03 Dec

Bonding with your newly adopted child is a topic bounced around quite a bit – some new parents over look it – going with the “love at first sight” theory – while parents at the other end of the spectrum can obsess over it non-stop.  Fortunately, there is a great middle ground.  Bonding is a very important issue in any

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Poem for the Waiting Child

26 Nov

KISSES IN THE WIND (The Waiting Child’s Lullabye) I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams. You are here each day with me, at least that’s how it seems. I know you wonder where we are… what’s taking us so long. But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong. Now go

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Poets on Adoption

21 Nov

So you’ve read all of the adoptive parenting books – ranging from attachment to cultural diversity.  Your bookshelf is lined with factual, non-fiction tomes on parenting adopted child.  Then you’ve looked for real-life adoptions stories among the thousands of adoption blogs online.  Once you started a scrapbook or working on announcements, you may have combed through quotes or standard, sometimes

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National Adoption Day

16 Nov

November is celebrated as National Adoption Awareness Month – with the specific day of November 19th designated as National Adoption Day.    While there are many different facets of adoption to be celebrated  – this particular celebration is designed to bring awareness to the many children currently in foster care in hopes of finding them adoptive parents. The idea of promoting

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Bless These Children

04 Nov

Today’s post is a Guest Post from Eileen W., mother to two children adopted from China. The last few blog posts have focused on things that people say to adoptive parents.  As an adoptive parent myself, reading these posts has made me even more aware of my own answers to questions and comments made by strangers or vague acquaintances. Today

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Are You a REAL Family?

24 Oct

In our last post we started a discussion on the questions adoptive parents get from friends, family and strangers.  I think The Honest Momblog sums it up best:  “”You know how everyone always says “there’s no such thing as a stupid question?” That is so not true.”” She’s right – it’s not true at all. The Honest Momblog has written

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Stupid Questions People Ask Adoptive Parents – Part 1

05 Oct

As an adoptive parent, you will get lots of questions, from family, friends and most of all – complete strangers.  Since it usually happens when you aren’t expecting it, a little forethought may be helpful to prepare for it when it does happen. Think about how you like to answer questions to begin with – are you usually humorous, informative

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