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Happy Adoption Day, Clark!


Congratulations to Clark and his parents, Katie and Jake, who finalized Clark’s adoption on June 25, 2018! Clark was completely at ease during the hearing, which calmed his parent’s nerves. Judge Mitchell presided over the finalization and Katie and Jake

Too Cute Tuesday: Baby Anna


Happy Too Cute Tuesday! Baby Anna is going to be 4 months old on July 20, and she is already stealing the hearts of everyone who meets her. Anna was born on March 20, 2018 and was placed directly into

Happy Adoption Day, Carter!


Happy Adoption Day, Carter! This handsome baby boy celebrated his adoption finalization with his dads, Scott and Troy, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Carter was born on December 22, 2017 and was placed directly into the care of Scott and

Positive Adoption Language


Using positive adoption language means taking care to choose the words that are accurate and respectful to all those involved in the adoption process. It really is a new language to learn when you first begin the adoption journey, but

The View From Court With AOW : The High Point of the Judge’s Day

  Attorney Lynn Bodi and Executive Director Claire Schulz Bergman got to appear in court with a birth mother in another county, recently. It was one of the nicest hearings we’ve been to. This birth mother had made an adoption

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

Under Wisconsin law, it is illegal (Class H Felony) for someone to be paid to solicit, negotiate or arrange the placement of a child for adoption, unless they are a Wisconsin-licensed child welfare agency (or the Wisconsin Department of Children

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

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