Adoption Education

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!

What Does It Mean to Adopt a Child with FASD?

While FASD can at times be a puzzling condition that is difficult to be diagnosed, there is so much hope for children and families living with FASD! The most important thing to remember? A lot of the “treatment” for FASD involves adjusting your mindset!

Answering Your Questions About Adopting a Child With HIV

Can a child with HIV spread HIV from a cut or scrape?* HIV can only be transmitted through blood-to-blood contact, sexual contact, breastmilk, and IV …

Advice from Parents of Kids Who Have HIV

We recently asked parents of kids who have HIV a few questions: What is something you wish you knew prior to adopting a child with …

What does it mean to adopt a child who has HIV?

Many adoptive families are surprised to find that HIV is a very manageable medical condition. While HIV is a chronic illness that currently doesn’t have …

9 Fundraising Ideas for Your Adoption!

AGCI has helped bring over 4,000 children home from 23 countries in the past 30 years. Time and again, we have seen God provide children …

3 Things I Wish My (White) Adoptive Parents Had Known

Bonita Croyle is a transracial adoptee who leverages her unique lived experiences to inspire racial equity. She was adopted into a Mennonite community in Pennsylvania …

Is there a right reason to adopt?

The best adoptions are those that put the interest of the child first. Director of Families Are Forever, Trudy Landis, has over 30 years of …

International Adoption & COVID-19

In spite of what you may have heard, international adoption is still happening! If adoption has been on your heart, this is a great time …

10 Keys To Your Kids’ Emotional Health

Originally Published on Spark What Matters on April 15th, 2020 by Sandy Trzcinski   We are living in a season of unprecedented new relational dynamics, and …

How To Foster Connection In The Midst Of COVID-19

In a time of social distancing and stay home, stay safe ordinances, it can feel especially challenging to stay connected.  With help from Families Are …

Adopting As First Time Parents

We chatted with adoptive first-time parents Bob and Katie Ruth about their journey and what it’s like to adopt as first-time parents! “We had been …