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Happy Summer!
06/22/2023

Happy Summer!

It is officially summer 😎

This Adoptive Mom shares her adoption journey through her art.
05/01/2023

This Adoptive Mom shares her adoption journey through her art.

“Not of my flesh, nor of my bone, but still miraculously my own,” wrote Fleur Conkling Heyliger, a 1950s author of children’s books. For adopted children, materials like books are…

Happy Tax Day to our neighbors in West Virginia who increased their statewide adoption tax credit this year!
04/18/2023

Happy Tax Day to our neighbors in West Virginia who increased their statewide adoption tax credit this year!

Twelve bills were up for discussion today in the House of Delegates. House Bill 2002 increases the adoption tax credit and establishes eligibility of adopted children of WV residents for early intervention services. The bill establishes the WV Mothers and Babies Pregnancy Support Program. House Bill...

A powerful story about the adoption of a Virginia teenager after facing profound loss.
03/29/2023

A powerful story about the adoption of a Virginia teenager after facing profound loss.

This is the story of how Dr. James Wittig, a New Jersey orthopedic surgeon, came to adopt the child of a cancer patient.

10/16/2022

We couldn’t agree more! ❤️

07/18/2022
07/12/2022

Wishing everyone celebrating a lovely Eid Mubarak.

Lionel Richie reflects on adopting daughter Nicole Richie at the age of 9.
02/15/2022

Lionel Richie reflects on adopting daughter Nicole Richie at the age of 9.

Richie opens up about fame and fatherhood in this week’s issue of PEOPLE honoring Black History Month

Working with competent ethical adoption professionals is a key part of success on your adoption journey. Contact us toda...
11/23/2021

Working with competent ethical adoption professionals is a key part of success on your adoption journey. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Heart warming story about a little girl and her very special adoption teddy bear.
11/17/2021

Heart warming story about a little girl and her very special adoption teddy bear.

After 5-year-old Naomi Pascal lost her beloved stuffed animal during a hike, her family wasn't sure it would ever turn up again. One park ranger's kind heart changed that.

I’m not crying. You’re crying. Fabulous story about the power of permanency.
08/21/2021

I’m not crying. You’re crying. Fabulous story about the power of permanency.

George was neglected by his parents, then an adoption went wrong. There was only one family that he felt loved by.

Thinking about adoption but aren't sure where to start? Check out this article and then contact our office for a complim...
08/09/2021

Thinking about adoption but aren't sure where to start? Check out this article and then contact our office for a complimentary consult.

Thank you to the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys for their work in ending the stigma surrounding infertility and their excellent contributions to this article.

Such an amazing story!
08/01/2021

Such an amazing story!

When heard about their situation, we decided we were going to take them in as their foster family. We said, you know, might have a full house, but we have the room and knew we could make it work. All these kids wanted was someone to love and someone love them,” Amanda Jones said. “ We just knew ...

I was so grateful for the opportunity to speak to Julie Carey with NBC4 on behalf of NAMI Northern Virginia about the ne...
07/14/2021

I was so grateful for the opportunity to speak to Julie Carey with NBC4 on behalf of NAMI Northern Virginia about the new pilot program in Loudoun County. Assigning CIT trained SRO deputies to follow up after a mental health related call allows families a better chance to connect with resources in the community to seek appropriate treatment.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is trying a new approach this summer to some of the most challenging calls for law enforcement — mental health and crisis calls.

06/18/2021

Thank you, Congressman Andy Kim, Representative Mike Kelly, Representative Chellie Pingree, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for sponsoring H.R. 3031, to help make a supported option for every family. Learn more at adoptiontaxcredit.org

06/18/2021
It is rare for SCOTUS to weigh in on adoption matters. Interesting majority opinion by Justice Roberts.
06/18/2021

It is rare for SCOTUS to weigh in on adoption matters. Interesting majority opinion by Justice Roberts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another victory for religious groups at the Supreme Court, the justices on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples.

Feeling overwhelmed about where to start with the adoption process? The Law Office of Maggy Vaughn offers a free 20 minu...
06/14/2021

Feeling overwhelmed about where to start with the adoption process? The Law Office of Maggy Vaughn offers a free 20 minute consultation to help explain your options and how we can assist you through the process. You can do it! We can help.

05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all women who mother no matter what that looks like!

Today is Birth Mother’s Day. We are grateful to celebrate all of these amazing women who hold so much love in their hear...
05/08/2021

Today is Birth Mother’s Day. We are grateful to celebrate all of these amazing women who hold so much love in their hearts.

Mother's Day can be a tough day for birth mothers. Putting some of these techniques in place now can help you be well on...
05/05/2021

Mother's Day can be a tough day for birth mothers. Putting some of these techniques in place now can help you be well on Sunday.

Mother’s Day is probably one of the most emotionally charged days of the year, especially for birth...

Writing a profile can be a bit daunting. Here is a helpful step by step to help get you started.
05/03/2021

Writing a profile can be a bit daunting. Here is a helpful step by step to help get you started.

Gift from another satisfied client! 🥰
04/28/2021

Gift from another satisfied client! 🥰

I am excited to attend the annual American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys conference. Let the l...
04/26/2021

I am excited to attend the annual American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys conference. Let the learning and fun begin!

Excited for your first open adoption visit?  Check out these great tips from Bethany Christian Services.
04/16/2021

Excited for your first open adoption visit? Check out these great tips from Bethany Christian Services.

The first open adoption visit is often an emotional experience for adoptive parents and birth parents as they juggle their shared feelings of anxiety and awkwardness. Discover five tips for adoptive parents as you strive to make your first reunion a more comfortable experience.

“All right, real talk: When's the last time you heard a parent refer to their kid as their "whoops, we forgot to use pro...
04/13/2021

“All right, real talk: When's the last time you heard a parent refer to their kid as their "whoops, we forgot to use protection" child? What about their "it took a lot of help from doctors to make this happen" child?

No one talks like that! (OK, other than in a Judd Apatow comedy.) They'd sound ridiculous. Your kids are your kids — regardless of how they became a part of your family. Why do we so often forget to apply that understanding to children who've been adopted?”

All right, real talk: When's the last time you heard a parent refer to their kid as their "whoops, we forgot to use protection" child? What about their "it took a lot of help from doctors to make this happen" child?No one talks like that! (OK, other than in a Judd Apatow comedy.) They'd sound ridicu...

We all know pregnancy looks different for a father than it does for a mother. This means women are making choices about ...
04/06/2021

We all know pregnancy looks different for a father than it does for a mother. This means women are making choices about their pregnancy before it becomes a reality for many men. When a birth mother is deciding how to move forward she needs as much information as possible, including and especially the type of support she should anticipate. Many advocate moving to a “pay up” or “shut up” approach where unmarried birth fathers who did not provide prenatal support could not object to an adoption plan made by the birth mother. What do you think?

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/utah-dads-required-pay-half-pregnancy-costs-76877746

A new Utah law will require biological fathers pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs

Great news for Georgia familes!
03/31/2021

Great news for Georgia familes!

The credit would stay at $2,000 a year until the child turns 18.

When life presents new challenges, adoption workers find new solutions.
03/10/2021

When life presents new challenges, adoption workers find new solutions.

When coronavirus slowed adoptions, Heart Gallery of Sarasota started using its Family Finder technology to send ads to prospective families. It's working.

Understanding how children use language can help you have an appropriate dialogue with your children about adoption duri...
03/08/2021

Understanding how children use language can help you have an appropriate dialogue with your children about adoption during every developmental season.

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.

03/05/2021

"Because I was raised with adoption, looking beyond skin color was the norm for me and I just believed that love is love — it doesn't matter what we look like."

Adopting during a pandemic can be a challenge. It is more important than ever to have a knowledgeable attorney to help y...
03/03/2021

Adopting during a pandemic can be a challenge. It is more important than ever to have a knowledgeable attorney to help you navigate unforeseen challenges.

Know Your Value recently spoke with three families who are navigating the challenges of adoption during this difficult time.

Actor. Dancer. Transracial Adoptee. Princess. ❤️
03/02/2021

Actor. Dancer. Transracial Adoptee. Princess. ❤️

The life of Sarah Culberson, a Sierra Leone princess, changed forever when she learned of her royal status. But her story isn’t exactly a fairy tale.

02/23/2021

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