Adoptive Parent Blog Archives | Adoptions of Wisconsin

Where did he come from?

Kirsten and her husband adopted their first child, Owen, through Adoptions of Wisconsin almost one year ago. She blogs about her story and experiences and in this blog article, she discusses some of the questions that she has been asked. Click

Have a question about adoption? Adoptions of Wisconsin can help.

The staff of Adoptions of Wisconsin (AOW) welcomes your questions about adoption. Whether you are considering adoption for your baby, considering adoption as a means to build a family or are a friend or family member wanting to support someone

“As adoptive parents it’s easy to get caught up in “me, me, me” but we learned from you how to honor these women and their families.”

Kind words from an adoptive parent: Sitting down to write you a few words of thanks feels bittersweet. You’ve helped us know the sweetest thing, parenthood! But we feel sad at the same time, we’ve grown to feel that you

Why We Chose to Work With AOW: An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective

Deciding to adopt a child is a very personal decision to make.  Every family has their own reasons or circumstances that lead to adoption, for us it was secondary infertility. Once our decision to adopt was made, we began our

Waiting for a match: An honest answer from an adoptive mom

I was 42 and my husband 51 when we decided that adoption was the right thing for our family of two. I had always known that I wanted to adopt a child, to me it was a beautiful way to

What is the difference between an adoption agency and an adoption facilitator?

In Wisconsin, an adoption agency is licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a “child-placing agency” and is supervised by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to insure the agency is adhering to all applicable rules, laws and administrative

What will my AOW social worker ask me during a home study?

For AOW social workers, home study interviews are a valuable opportunity to get to know the members of our outreach program and for you to get to know us. The time spent together helps us as we work together to

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