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Foodie Friday: Key Largo Roast Pork

Welcome to Foodie Friday! Last week, we brought you “Quick, Easy Bars” that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This week, we’re mixing it up with Key Largo Roast Pork. This recipe is sure to satisfy and bring some

Birth Parent Support Group – PARC

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The Post Adoption Resource Center of Southern Wisconsin is hosting a Birth Parent Support Group on Tuesday, January 9th. The support group will take place at the Post Adoption Resource Center in Madison and will be held from 6:30pm –

Mindfulness Monday, Part 2!

Welcome back and happy Monday everyone! It’s a week closer to the holidays, which means that it’s time for part two of our Mindfulness Monday series. Here are this weeks mindfulness tips! 1: Pick Up A Low Cost, Creative Hobby

First Foodie Friday!

We at Adoptions of Wisconsin got our hands on some old cookbooks filled with recipes that have never been on the internet! Today for our Foodie Friday recipe we’re giving you Mrs. Len Johnson’s “Quick, Easy Bars,” published in the

Happy Adoption Day, Zoe!


A warm congratulations to Zoe and her family, who celebrated her adoption finalization on this past Monday, December 4th! Zoe was surrounded by with love from her extended family and friends who came to support her adoption finalization. Zoe was

Happy Adoption Day, Baby S!


Congratulations, Baby S! Baby S celebrated her adoption finalization on Wednesday, December 6th with her moms and the presiding judge. Baby S was born on May 19, 2017, and was placed with her moms and big brother a month later.

Mindfulness Monday

In recognition of the holidays coming up, we’re starting a new tradition called “Mindfulness Monday.” Each week we’ll bring you a few tips to help you live mindfully and live your best life. Here are today’s tips: 1: Express Your

Throwback Thursday: Waiting Family Group


On Thursday, November 9th, Adoptions of Wisconsin held a Waiting Family Group for the families in our program. In the past, AOW has offered similar groups for open discussion, support and building connections in the adoption world. After inquires and

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

Too Cute Tuesday: Baby O’s Birthday


Happy 1st Birthday to Baby O! Today we are celebrating Tuesday’s cutest baby and reflecting on the first year of her life with her forever family. Baby O was born on November 15, 2016, and she celebrated her first birthday

Open Grant Applications –

applications is now accepting applications for the February 2018 grant cycle for adoptive families! If you are in need of financial assistance for your adoption, please consider applying for this grant! Financial assistance is available if you are in need.

Too Cute Tuesday: Emmons


Happy Too Cute Tuesday! Emmons is already almost a 2-year-old and it seems as though time goes faster with each passing year. Emmons was born on December 1, 2015, and his adoption was finalized on June 7, 2016. He is

The Adoption Tax Credit is Safe, For Now

Happy National Adoption Month, everyone! Thanks to the hard work of the American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys as well as countless individuals across the country who made their voices heard, The Adoption Tax Credit is no longer

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall


The Department of Children and Families has released a memo to inform agencies of a major recall of Kidde Fire Extinguishers. Recall No. 18-022 was put into effect on November 2, 2017, and includes 134 different models of Kidde Fire

Too Cute Tuesday: Welcome Baby Harlow


Haley and Noah brought home their newest family member on the last day of September. They had been waiting for the perfect match and after meeting with their daughter’s birth parents, they knew that the situation was the right one

Too Cute Tuesday: Sweet Ella


Sweet baby Ella is already 5 months old! Today’s Too Cute Tuesday feature is Ella. She was previously celebrated on our website and Facebook for her Adoption Day! Ella’s birth situation was unique, as it was an interstate-independent adoption. Her

Will Our Child Have To Go Into Foster Care Before Being Adopted?

  Many birth parents and adoptive parents wonder whether their child will have to go into foster care after birth and before the hearing. The good news is that foster care in this situation is no longer required. It is

Throwback Thursday: Interview with a Birth Mother


Mandy* placed her son (Justin*) for adoption 11 years ago. She was 17 years old at the time of Justin’s birth and developed a strong relationship with Social Worker, Claire Schulz Bergman throughout the adoption process. Mandy has stayed in

Too Cute Tuesday: Neiko


Happy Too Cute Tuesday! Today we are featuring the almost one-year-old, Nicholas, who is a couple short weeks away from his first birthday! Affectionately nicknamed “Neiko” by his family, he is a preciously handsome 11-month-old baby who has had many

“We Keep Coming Back to Wisconsin”


The majority of the waiting families that Adoptions of Wisconsin works with reside in the state of Wisconsin, but one family in our active outreach program lives in Washington D.C. Scott and Patrick have expressed high motivation and intention throughout

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