A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption Home Studies 

By Teresa Bernu

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 [...]

How to prepare for an adoption home study

By Teresa Bernu

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, [...]

How ACI Views Open Adoption

By Pam Brown

Placing a child for adoption is one of the hardest things to consider. There are many factors weighing on the decision. One of the first questions most biological parents ask [...]

“It’s Much Bigger Than Hair”

ACI meets with many prospective adoptive parents who are considering adopting a child of another race, ethnicity, or culture. However, before families commit to pursuing a transracial adoption, it is [...]

Is Adoption Easy?

Is Adoption Easy? Adoption is not easy Megan and Mike shared, “We’ve been together for twelve years and have been trying to start a family for five years. Countless consultations, [...]

Why You’re Not “Giving Up A Child” For Adoption

By Pam Brown

Why You’re Not “Giving Up A Child” For Adoption “I’m pregnant?!  Is this home test correct?  Why is this happening now?  I have two little ones already, how am I [...]

“Adoption Is Not The Same As Having Your Own Child”

By Pam Brown

People who have never adopted have never felt the overwhelming intensity of first meeting their child through adoption. It’s hard to explain the giddy anticipation mixed with unnamed anxiety. This [...]

A New Adoption Paradigm

For more than a two decades Richard has been thinking about the paradigms that govern how people think about and practice adoption. Along with Jane Turner, ACI’s executive director, Richard [...]