Adoption Advocates Blog


AAI asks staff to write a blog post on their first anniversary with the agency, reflecting on what they’ve learned in the last year. This is Financial Coordinator Lindsey Hart’s post. I began work as the Financial Coordinator at Adoption Advocates, Inc. (AAI) one year ago. Actually a little over a year, but I procrastinated […]

By Laura Ratzel, Adoption Services Coordinator Before I joined Adoption Advocates, I worked with teenage girls in a treatment center that provided quality weekly training for staff. One of those trainings – a discussion about non-black adults caring for black children’s hair – was led by Amy Ford. Amy is a white parent of three […]

Guest post from adoptive parent and author of Brown Babies, Pink Parents, Amy Ford. I remember getting the call. You know the one. The call to say there is a child for you. I received my call at work, sitting at my desk with a client on an ordinary day. I picked up line one […]

“Could I actually be considering this?” “I’ll just call to get information.” “What will they think of me?” “Am I too far along to start this process?” These are some of the questions that may run through an expectant parent’s mind prior to taking the leap of faith that is contacting an adoption agency for […]