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An Interstate Adoption: Happy Adoption Day, Ella!

ella finalization

Happy Adoption Day, Ella! Ella’s interstate adoption was finalized on August 2, 2017 in Illinois. While AOW does most of our work with adoptive parents and birth parents in the state of Wisconsin, we also offer interstate and independent adoption

Too Cute Tuesday: Post Placement Visits

kai post placement

Adoptions of Wisconsin knows that our visitors love seeing photos of our cute newborns that are in post placement, and we love to show them off! “Too Cute Tuesday” is our newest blog inspiration that we would love to continue

Beating the Adoption Waiting Game

beating the adoption waiting game

It is never an easy time for adoptive parents while waiting to be chosen by a birth parent. It can seem more manageable when you are busy completing education requirements, creating your profile or finishing the home study – at

The First Month: Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

It has been a wonderful roller coaster of emotions for Heather and Steve over the past month. Early in June they received the phone call that changed their lives – they had been chosen. Not only were they selected by

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

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

Not Enough Words – Birth Mom Poem

            A birth mom poem written by an AOW birth mom: Not Enough Words 12/13/16 My heart stopped the first time I heard yours beat, You have no clue my love, how many struggles we

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

Where did he come from?

Kirsten and her husband adopted their first child, Owen, through Adoptions of Wisconsin almost one year ago. She blogs about her story and experiences and in this blog article, she discusses some of the questions that she has been asked. Click

Getting Caught Up in the “Me, Me, Me”

As adoptive parents it’s easy to get caught up in “me, me, me” but we learned from you how to honor these women and their families. Kind words from an adoptive parent: Sitting down to write you a few words

Why We Chose to Work With AOW: An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective

Deciding to adopt a child is a very personal decision to make.  Every family has their own reasons or circumstances that lead to adoption, for us it was secondary infertility. Once our decision to adopt was made, we began our

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