Adoption Advocates Blog


Three Primary Goals of Expectant Parent Counseling During the Pregnancy A Three Part Series: Informed Decision Making, Adoption Education, and Grief Preparation Part Two: Adoption Education The world of adoption has come a long way since orphan trains and The Girls Who Went Away (to maternity homes to have their babies in secrecy, shrouded in […]

Three Primary Goals of Expectant Parent Counseling During the Pregnancy A Three Part Series: Informed Decision Making, Adoption Education, and Grief Preparation Part One: Informed Decision Making “You’re doing counseling, right?” – A question posed to me several times by clients throughout the years.  The implication is generally, “You’re going over why she should place, […]

In the world of adoption, there are numerous opinions about what levels of openness is best for all parties. At AAI, we stand by open adoption practices, because research and our 22 years of experience show that it offers the healthiest possible relationships for our birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children. However, each adoption […]

April is Adoption Advocates’ Anniversary Month! AAI turns 22 this year!  There’s no better way to celebrate our 22 years of adoption than with a lovely little cupcake from Russels Bakery, the quaint coffee shop down the street from our new location! We are so thrilled to begin another year of open adoptions. Through the […]

Welcome to Adoption Advocates’ very first blog! My name is Rory Hall and this is my tenth year working as executive director of Adoption Advocates and I am thrilled to author our opening post! With the start of a new year as well as moving into a new office, it is only fitting that Adoption […]