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Foodie Friday: Caprese Chicken Pasta

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome back to our regular Foodie Friday post. Today we’ve got a recipe for Caprese Chicken Pasta that tastes delicious. Ingredients half of a cup of balsamic vinegar quarter of a cup of sugar two tablespoons honey

Too Cute Tuesday: Welcome Baby Clark!


Welcome to the world, Clark! Katie and Jake met their son 2 weeks after his birth at an AOW bridge care provider’s home, where Clark had been staying since his discharge from the hospital. Clark’s birth mother wanted to choose

Foodie Friday: Some Savory Sausage Strata

Happy Friday everyone! For our weekly foodie Friday recipe we’ve got an easy, delicious, filling strata recipe to help keep you full and warm this weekend. Without further ado, here’s the recipe! Ingredients 1 pound sausage 6 (1 ounce) slices

Welcome Home Baby Carter!


We featured a couple sweet photos of baby Carter last month on our Facebook page when he had just arrived, and now we are catching up with welcoming him into the world! Carter was born on December 22, 2017, about

Foodie Friday Spicy Salsa


Happy Friday everyone! Your regular foodie Friday writer wants to fight the cold with a little heat, so today we’re doing a recipe for easy homemade spicy salsa.   For our spicy salsa, you’ve got a lot of leeway when

Tenley’s Vacation to Disney


Tenley was a very lucky toddler when she and her family traveled to Disney for a vacation this past December. She went with her parents, Cassandra and Kyle, and her older brother, Gavin. The family of four visited Disney, LegoLand

Heidi Hansen’s Baby Hats

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A Holiday Surprise At Adoptions of Wisconsin Over the holidays, Adoptions of Wisconsin received a wonderful surprise from a very thoughtful woman in Minnesota. Ms. Hansen heard about the babies being placed through AOW, and decided that she didn’t want

Happy Adoption Day, Kai!


Happy Adoption Day, Kai! Andy and Sarah celebrated the finalization of their son’s adoption on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Kai was born on July 19, 2017 and has been in the care of Sarah and Andy since his discharge from

Happy Adoption Day, Harlow!


Happy Adoption Day, Harlow! Congratulations to Haley and Noah, who finalized the adoption of their daughter, Harlow, last Thursday, December 21st. Harlow was born on September 10, 2017, and has been loved and cherished in the care of her parents

Then and Now: Addison and Ashlyn

Adoption is a very central part of many families lives, and children who have been adopted often have questions about themselves. Curiosity and wonder are common feelings, along with uncertainty and confusion. Adoption professionals have come to many conclusions about

Happy Adoption Day, Ben!

Happy Adoption Day, Ben! His parents, Heather and Steve, alongside the judge, smiled happily as they celebrated his official adoption finalization on December 12, 2017. Benjamin was born on June 7, 2017 in Madison. His birth mother knew that she

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

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