Adoption Education

Showing Your Kids You Love Them

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we want to take some time to address the important topic of expressing healthy touch and affection to …

Enjoying the Holidays When You’re Waiting

While Christmastime is full of joy and family fun, for parents who are waiting to bring their adopted kiddo home, the holidays can be a …

Our Favorite Adoption Resources

We are so excited for you to learn more about adoption through AGCI! To help you along your journey, we have compiled the following list …

Together This Christmas

Together This Christmas 

For many, Christmas time is full of family traditions. Whether it be setting out cookies for Santa or watching a specific movie every Christmas morning, most families have something they enjoy doing together during the holiday season. Regardless of if you have 20 Christmas traditions or none, bringing a child home and celebrating your first Christmas together can be a wonderful time to start new traditions! Traditions create connectedness among family members, helping you to enjoy one of the greatest joys of the holiday season—being together! 

Sleep Tips for Parents & Adopted Kids

Losing sleep as a newly adoptive parent? Read our tips to help you (and your child) catch some rest!

Adopting a Child with Autism

As you begin your adoption journey, you’re likely to pause as you consider your future child’s abilities; from diagnoses like fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to autism or Down syndrome, there are plenty of “special needs” your new little one may hold as a diagnosis. And while those diagnoses are nothing to be taken lightly, there is more info you need to know before you mark “no” on an autism diagnosis.
So, what is autism?

Post-Adoption Depression

We know adoption poses a big transition for families. While adoption is an exciting time of newness, love, and joy, post-adoption depression is a very …

10 Ways to Help An Adoptive Family

While ways to support expecting parents are well established, for many, it’s harder to understand the best ways to support an adoptive family.

Why is International Adoption So Expensive?

Let’s break down the costs of international adoption to unveil some of the steps and stakeholders involved.

Partner Highlight: Show Hope is Breaking Down Adoption Barriers Through Medical Care Grants!

We are thrilled to share that an organization dedicated to breaking down adoption barriers offers medical care grants to support adoptive families at any stage of their journey.

Becoming a Mom Through Adoption

My husband and I got married in 2011. We wanted a big family. When you get married, you think you’re going to plan out your life and everything’s going to go according to plan. Ours did not.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Deeper Dive

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) falls, as the name implies, on a spectrum. Some people go their whole lives largely unaffected by FASD, while others need lifelong assistance with daily tasks. While FASD can be tricky to diagnose, it’s important to remember that there is so much hope for children with FASD!