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An Adoptive Mom’s Reflection: Contested TPR


An AOW adoptive mom wrote up an inspiring blog post about her real-life experience with a contested Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) hearing. We thank her for her open heart, kindness and willingness to share with others. “What does it

Adoptive Parents Meet Baby Kai

Adoptive Parents Meet Baby Kai

Welcome to the world, Kai! The newest AOW addition is a healthy baby boy who was welcomed to the world by his adoptive parents on July 19th. After a successful labor and delivery, he was discharged from the hospital into

Happy Adoption Day Leo!

Leo's Adoption Day

Adoption Day is like a birthday for an entire family. A big congratulations to Sara and Lauren on finalizing the adoption of their son, Leo. We wish you great things and happiness in the future! It’s always wonderful when a

Meeting Their Son Was Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

One week ago Heather and Steve received the call that changed their life. Their son was a few days old and they needed to get things prepared to bring him home. AOW social worker, Megan, was fortunate enough to be

Tenley Turned One Year Old!

tenley turned one year old

Happiest of birthdays to Tenley! Tenley turned one year old today. She couldn’t wait to dive in for some of her cake. Hopefully she managed to eat some, since it seems like most of the frosting ended up on her

Happy 1 Month to Zoe and her Happy Parents!

Happy 1 Month, Zoe and her Happy Parents!

One month ago baby Zoe was born and brought so much happiness to her parents. She is growing and changing everyday. Happy 1 month to Zoe and her happy parents! Click here for Zoe at birth! To learn more about

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption

“In on it: What adoptive parents would like you to know about adoption” is a book written by an adoptive parent and is a book AOW highly recommends to those who are going through the adoption process. One grandma recently

For Birth Mothers Day, From an Adoptive Mom

Birth Mothers Day

Birth Mothers Day In honor of Birth Mothers Day on May 13, 2017, we are honored to share a blog written by an AOW adoptive mom. Read her blog    

Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day!

Rain Rain Go Away

Baby Leo is learning his nursery rhymes, and with all of the rain his favorite one is definitely “Rain Rain Go Away” Baby Leo is tired of the rainy weather and is looking forward to some sunshine tomorrow! #spring #rain

Welcome to the World Baby Clea

Welcome to the World Baby Clea

Welcome to the world baby Clea! Clea was welcomed by her dads and birth family. Clea’s birth mom knew from the very beginning that she wanted an open adoption for herself but also for her daughter. It has been a

Happy Adoption Day Baby Elijah!

happy adoption day baby elijah

Congratulations to Stefani and Josh for finalizing the adoption of their son Elijah, and an extra happy adoption day baby Elijah! We enjoyed working with both the adoptive parents and the birth mother in this process. We wish you nothing

Welcome to the World Taliyah Rose

Taliyah Rose

Welcome to the world Taliyah Rose! Taliyah was born with her birth family and adoptive parents in the room and is being showered with love. Everyone is healthy and doing well. To learn more about adoption click here.

Birth Mother Stories: Deja’s story

Deja's Story

Birth Mother Stories: Deja’s Story My name is Deja. I am 21 years old and I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. I placed my son Elijah up for adoption in October of 2016 and it was one of

Adoptive grandma’s story

My daughter has been blogging. By reading her blogs, I am learning more about her and what she’s been thinking and feeling over the past few years. It’s not that we don’t communicate well with each other. It’s not that

Birth Mother Stories: A Child is a Marvelous Gift – For Emerson

A Child is a Marvelous Gift

For Emerson, because a child is a marvelous gift. The life carried to term by a mother has limitless hope and potential. If born healthy, the only bounds to that life are the conditions into which he is born. This

Nick, Ben, Sawyer and Harrison

As soon as our first child, Sawyer, was walking we knew we wanted to add to our family through adoption again. Sawyer had brought so much to our lives and we wanted to experience that again. We also wanted Sawyer

Cassandra, Kyle, Gavin and Tenley

Our adoption journey began in September of 2013.  We began the adoption process after we struggled with a very difficult pregnancy with Gavin and miscarriages and finding out we only had a 40% chance of growing our family biologically.  Both

Kirsten, Peder & Owen

We had always considered adoption as a way to build our family. In the summer of 2014, we started considering this more strongly and began researching adoption agencies. As soon as we read through Adoption of Wisconsin’s (AOW) website, we

Jennifer, Patrick, Presley & Addie-Part Two

Our Story Part Two-The Caboose to Our Train If you read our part one about how adoption helped build our family, you know that I mentioned there wasn’t anything we would change about our stories. This is true, but if

Jennifer, Patrick, Presley & Addie-Part One

Our Happily Ever Alter • Part One How does the story go?  First comes love then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage. For us life had a little  different plan. We are Jennifer, Patrick, Presley and

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