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Welcome to the World, Anderson!


Welcome to the world, little Anderson! This bundle of joy was born on March 30, 2018. He was placed directly into the care of his adoptive parents, Danielle and David. The couple has spent the last two months loving, caring

The Perfect Fit – Kelly and Neil’s Adoption Story


Kelly and Neil came to Adoptions of Wisconsin in early 2017 with the hopes of adopting an infant – as many families do. As the couple progressed through the inactive list and began the home study to become an active

Happy Adoption Day, Matthew!


Congratulations to Bethany and Jeff on finalizing the adoption of their son, Matthew! Just one day after Mother’s Day on May 14, 2018, Matthew’s adoption was finalized in court. Matthew was born on December 18, 2017 and was placed with

Preparing Your Fur Baby for Your New Baby

Get Your Fur Baby Ready for Human Baby Play Your pet was your first baby. Your pet is a real and important part of your family, so it’s important to prepare Fido or Tabby for the arrival of a baby.

Happy Adoption Day, Jaiden!


Happy Adoption Day, Jaiden! Jaiden’s adoption was finalized in court on April 18, 2018. He was with his siblings and parents on his big day and he seemed to enjoy appearing in court before the judge! Haiden, Jaiden’s biological older

Happy 2nd Birthday, Desmond!


Happy birthday to the cutest two-year-old, Desmond! Evan and Chad are the proud parents of this toddler and are currently active with AOW’s Outreach program in their pursuit of a second adoption. Desmond celebrated his second birthday on March 30th

Too Cute Tuesday: Clark


Time flies when you’re having fun- Clark is almost 4 months old already! Adoptive parents, Katie and Jake, love being parents to this little guy. Katie and Jake opened up about their adoption journey to a local photographer and blogger,

How To Pay For Adoption

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Congratulations! You’ve been matched. Odds are that, as waiting adoptive parents, you’re looking for ways to pay for adoption, or you have already paid or incurred agency fees. Now you will have more expenses, which may include birth parent expenses,

Welcome to the World, Harper and Hadley!


We are very excited to announce the arrival of AOW’s newest babies –  a beautiful set of twin girls born last month. Adoptive parents, Julie and Tom, have developed a strong open adoption relationship with the babies’ birth mother, Megan.

Welcome to the World, Baby Anna!


Welcome to the world, Anna! Precious baby Anna was born on March 20, 2018, and went home with her parents last week. Anna’s parents are happy to be home and are settling into first routines. She is their bundle of

Free DNA Testing. Apply by April 30, 2018

Free DNA Testing. Apply by April 30, 2018 Genetic testing has exploded in popularity as people try to learn more about where (and whom) they come from. Some people are just curious, but many of us want or need to

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN)

If you are in the process of adopting a child, you may need to consider applying for an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number, or ATIN. This is especially important at tax time. According to the Internal Revenue Service website:   “You

Happy First Birthday, Devin!


Happy Birthday to Devin, who turned the big 1 on January 31st! Devin’s adoption was finalized on September 6, 2017. Her parents, Erin and Tim, were kind enough to share some new photos of her enjoying her birthday and doing

Adoption Agencies and Facilitators in Wisconsin

Facilitators Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family. One of your most important decisions when beginning the adoption process is selecting the resources you will use to locate a child who is available for adoption or to connect

Happy First Birthday, Branson!


It’s hard to believe that a whole year has already gone by since Branson was born and placed with his forever family: his mom Jen, his dad Brian and his sister, Zoe. Branson’s adoption was finalized in August of 2017

Mindfulness Monday: Toddler Tips

February has the fewest days, but can feel like the longest month for even the most experienced parents. Throw in bad weather or illness to make parenting even more challenging. Those of us who have lived through many Februarys have

Too Cute Tuesday: Welcome Baby Matthew!


It was a Christmas miracle when baby Matthew was born and placed with his adoptive parents, Bethany and Jeff, a few days before Christmas. Matthew came into this world on December 18, 2017, to a birth mother who wasn’t expecting

Mindfulness Monday: Part 6

Hello everyone, and happy Mindfulness Monday. To help start out your week right, we’re going to talk about “morning mindfulness” this week. “Morning mindfulness” is all about how you wake up in the morning, and making sure that you wake

Heidi Hansen’s New Hats

We were surprised and excited to receive a package containing more incredible baby hats from our friend Heidi Hansen in Minnesota. She has been busy, impressing us with her talents! We’ve been happy to give Heidi’s to our adoptive families

An Adoptive Father’s Parenting Story


Ben and Nick adopted their two sons, Sawyer and Harrison, through Adoptions of Wisconsin in 2013 and 2015. Becoming a family of four has challenges in itself. Things that parents often focus on are adapting parenting styles to meet the

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