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How Will You Pay for Your Adoption? Congratulations to the Valenzuela family.

Congratulations to the Valenzuela family.  The site, www.helpusadopt.org, has financially supported so many Hopscotch Adoption families.  The next round of grant applications deadline is drawing near – April 17,2015. 11 more words

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Being Black in Adoption: Seattle and Elsewhere

I’ve lived in Seattle about four years, and it’s still a culture shock for me to go to places like restaurants or malls, or Seattle Town Hall, Elliott Bay Bookstore, the Seattle Public Library, or wherever, and not be surrounded by black people. 1,074 more words


French (And Other) Ethiopian Adoption Connections

Great partnerships are developing among adult Ethiopian adoptees, and between them and their allies. This one is about efforts to help adult adoptees travel back to Ethiopia. 868 more words

International Adoption

RIP CHIFF. Hello CAPP? (Part 1)

CHIFF is gone. What does CAPP portend?

The Children in Families First (CHIFF) legislation died a slow death surrounded with silence.  You can read the… 621 more words


Woah! Finally something exciting!

So, it is a new year.  We’ve been at this adoption game for almost 9 months now and today I have exciting news about an eminent event….. 326 more words


Mary Mooney Pleads Guilty in IAG Adoption Fraud Case

Mary Mooney, the executive director of International Adoption Guides, has entered a guilty plea for fraud and bribery in Ethiopian adoptions. This means that the three Americans charged in this case–the others are James Harding and Alisa Bivens–have all pled guilty to charges brought against them in a Department of Justice indictment last February. 186 more words

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