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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

The Modern Family Effect: Adoption in the Media

The television show Modern Family has helped to continue a paradigm shift about the portrayal of adoption in the media. Historically, adoption was not always portrayed accurately in television. We could call this “The Modern Family Effect.” But from Ernie’s

Throwback Thursday: Katie and Jake in Greece


This week’s Throwback Thursday features the travel adventures of one of our waiting families, Katie and Jake! Katie and Jake became an official waiting family in AOW’s Active Outreach Program in June of 2017. Also in June, Katie and Jake

Throwback Thursday: Megan

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Throwback Thursday is here again and this week we are featuring AOW Social Worker, Megan! Megan has been working with Adoptions of Wisconsin for over five years, first as the Administrative Assistant and now as a Social Worker. She is

Too Cute Tuesday: Leo’s First Summer

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This summer has been busy for AOW and it’s been that way for baby Leo, too! As August winds down, we want to share a little about Leo’s first summer with his moms for our Too Cute Tuesday feature. Leo

How to Give Your Baby Up for Adoption

The first step toward giving up your baby for adoption is realizing that you’re not going to give your baby up, or be “giving up” anything. You’re making a parenting decision for the child you’re carrying. Many birth parents believe

5 Women Who You Won’t Believe Were Adopted

Marilyn Monroe Circa 1953

5 Women Who You Won’t Believe Were Adopted Kristen Chenoweth Successful actress Kristen Chenoweth says that she “always known that [she] was adopted.” The Muppets star has never met her birth mother, but she has no ill will for her

Throwback Thursday: Blake’s Second Birthday!

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Happy Belated Birthday to Blake, who turned two on August 15th!   Blake was born on August 15, 2015 and her adoption was finalized on March 15, 2016. Blake and her dads celebrated her second birthday with friends and family.

Happy Adoption Day, Branson!

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As promised, today we follow up on Branson’s Too Cute Tuesday feature. Branson’s adoption was finalized today, August 23rd! The courtroom was full of Jen and Brian’s family and friends today, who were all there to support them and celebrate

Too Cute Tuesday: Devin

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This week’s Too Cute Tuesday feature is all about Devin! Shortly after completing their home study with Adoptions of Wisconsin, adoptive parents Erin and Tim were introduced to Devin’s birth mom through mutual friends. After an emotional first meeting, the match was

Birthday Wishes and Throwback Thursday: John

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Today’s Throwback Thursday accompanies a warm welcome to our newest employee, John! John has been hired to fill a part-time Website and Marketing Administrator position with Adoptions of Wisconsin. He began working with us about a month ago and his

Too Cute Tuesday: Clea’s Favorite Things

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It’s Tuesday again, and even the gloomy clouds and rain in the forecast won’t make these cute photos any less adorable! Our feature this week is on Clea, and we hope she brightens your day! Clea was born on April

Throwback Thursday: Claire

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AOW is joining in the Throwback Thursday tradition! As you enjoy your own summer vacations, take a look back at this throwback photo of AOW’s Executive Director and Social Worker, Claire, and her siblings on their summer vacation in Canada

Adoption Fundraising: Noonday Collection


Finding a way to fund your adoption journey can sometimes be impractical and difficult to manage for adoptive families, as few fundraising opportunities are known about or exist in the adoption realm. Fortunately, when there are great opportunities, we will

Too Cute Tuesday: Branson

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Finalization is on the horizon for this little bundle of joy. This week’s “Too Cute Tuesday” feature is on the handsome, smiley baby Branson! Branson was born on January 31, 2017 to a birth mother who had contacted AOW mere

An Interstate Adoption: Happy Adoption Day, Ella!

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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

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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

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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

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