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Too Cute Tuesday: Emmons

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

Too Cute Tuesday: Four-Month-Old Ben

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It has been too long since we featured the perfect, adorable baby Ben on our AOW Blog and Family Gallery. Ben is now four-months-old and is loving all the camera time his mom and dad give him! The above photo

Too Cute Tuesday: Baby S

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On October’s first Too Cute Tuesday, we happily introduce Baby S! This remarkably adorable infant was born on May 19, 2017, and she just celebrated her four-month-old birthday in September. Baby S has had many experiences early in her life.

An Interview With Birth Parents

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Interview with birth parents Jessica and Michael* Background: Jessica is 5 months pregnant and due in January. She and Michael are making this adoption plan together. They are already parenting two small children and decided that they can’t afford to

Throwback Thursday: Lynn

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It’s time for another Throwback Thursday with Attorney Lynn Bodi! Lynn is not only an attorney with The Law Center for Children and Families, a law firm located in the same building as Adoptions of Wisconsin and a part of

Too Cute Tuesday: Kai at Two Months

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It’s hardly a surprise that sweet baby Kai has only gotten ten times cuter over the past two months of his life. His parents are deeply in love and continue to nurture his development month to month and advocate for

Funding Your Adoption: Baby K Bake Sale

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Funding any long-term endeavor, whether it be completing your education, buying a home or pursuing adoption, often requires more money than can seem feasible. A common hesitation for prospective adoptive parents is the big dollar amount that is looming over

Too Cute Tuesday: Adorable Zoe

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Happy Too Cute Tuesday! This week we are featuring the adorable baby Zoe! Zoe was born on May 4, 2017, and has brought so much joy into the lives of her adoptive parents. Zoe left the hospital with her parents

How to Talk to Your Young Child About Adoption

How to Talk to Your 6 to 8 Year Old Child About Adoption At  this age,  your child is starting or continuing school. Their classmates, friends, and teachers are beginning to have an impact on their worldview and their opinion

Throwback Thursday: Hollie

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This week for Throwback Thursday we are featuring our Administrative Assistant, Hollie! Hollie was born and raised in a small town in southern Wisconsin. She is the oldest of eight children in her family – all biological to her wonderful

Happy Adoption Day, Devin!

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Another one of AOW’s families celebrated the much anticipated Adoption Day! Erin and Tim, with their daughter, Devin, finalized Devin’s adoption in court on September 6, 2017. The journey that lead Devin to her parents was not a traditional agency

Too Cute Tuesday: Eli’s Life After Finalization

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This week’s Too Cute Tuesday baby couldn’t possibly get any cuter! Eli is a few short weeks away from his first birthday and his parents have many wonderful experiences to share from his first year of life. Elijah was born

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