01.24.24

Choosing an Agency for an Adoption Home Study

By Jane Turner, ACI Executive Director

Selecting the right adoption home study agency is a crucial step on your journey to adopting a child. The home study is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates your suitability to [...]
10.24.23

The Benefits of Open Communication in Adoption 

By Pam Brown, ACI Expectant Parent Counselor

ACI was founded 35 years ago on the belief that best practice in adoption is to nurture and advocate for genuine, open communication. This goes from all involved and starts [...]
07.11.23

A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption Home Studies 

By Teresa Bernu, ACI Associate Director

As you begin your adoption journey, one of your first steps will be completing a home study. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of adoption home [...]
05.28.23

Adoption an Extended Family Network

By Molly Berger, ACI Adoption Social Worker

Moving beyond the idea of “open” or “closed,” ACI advocates for a new approach, where two families become one and create an Extended Family Network. When adoptive parents welcome a [...]
04.26.23

How to prepare for an adoption home study

By Teresa Bernu, ACI Associate Director

Adopting a child is an exciting and life-changing decision, but it can also feel overwhelming and complicated. You may be wondering what the process is like. In this blog post, [...]
03.01.23

Adoptees and Self Identity

By Hannah Brownd

Who am I? Where do I come from? What is my racial / ethnic background? Who are my ancestors? These are the questions most people ask as part of exploring [...]
12.28.22

What’s Involved in Finalizing Your Adoption Plan?

ACI is dedicated to demystifying the process of adoption for parents considering placing a child for adoption. Our blog series ACI’s Ask a Question About Adoption has resources for expectant [...]
08.05.22

What is a Hospital Adoption Plan for Expectant Parents?

ACI is dedicated to demystifying the process of adoption for parents considering placing a child for adoption. Our blog series ACI’s Ask a Question About Adoption has resources for expectant [...]
04.12.22

What Does Creating an Adoption Plan Look Like?

ACI is dedicated to demystifying the process of adoption for birth parents. Our blog series ACI’s Ask a Question About Adoption has resources for birth parents trying to understand what [...]
01.26.22

How Do I Get Connected to an Adoption Agency?

Thinking about adoption can be overwhelming by itself. How do you find an agency to trust during one of the biggest moments of your life? It can be a frightening [...]
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