“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Advocate for Adoption and call your State Rep today!

Please call your Washington D.C. Representative and ask him/her to co-sponsor and support this bill — H.R. 4373: MAKING ADOPTION AFFORDABLE ACT

This Act will be the new way to get adoption credit. Each year tax credit ends unless someone takes action. This bill is asking for $12,650.00 tax credit. It is likely in your best interest to make the call. Even better if you encourage others to also make the call.

Click HERE to find your representative by entering your zip code.

Thank you for your support of Adoption!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Post Adoption Depression

This is an interesting article from the National FSA Blog.  Check it out here.

Do you have an adoption blog??

If you have an Adoption Blog and would like it added to our FSA Washington Chapter Blog please let Larissa know via email at Larissa.Peay@ldsfamilyservices.org.  The Member Blogs are currently listed on the right hand side of our FSAWA Chapter Blog.  Some of our members may not even realize that their blog is listed.  Take a look and let me know if you would like your Adoption Blog added or removed.  What do you think about having an adoption blog?  Do you think it is a good way to add to your profile?  How did you get started?  If anyone is interested in having an Adoption Blog mentor, let us know and we can connect you with someone who has tried it. 

Still Standing Online Magazine

One of our Chapter members shared with us this resource and we wanted to pass it along.  Have you ever read, Still Standing??  It is an online magazine which focuses on "embracing life after loss & infertility".  Check out their mission statement by clicking here.

New NCFA Blog

Announcing NCFA's New Blog!

The National Council for Adoption is very excited to announce the launch of their new blog available online by clicking here!  The debut blog entry by NCFA president and CEO Chuck Johnson addresses the issue of cultural identity among international adoptees. This post sheds light on the controversy around adoptees losing their cultural ties and offers insight on ways to incorporate the adoptees’ heritage within their new family. Read more by clicking here and share your thoughts. If interested, add this blog to your RSS feed and/or subscribe so that you can receive updates when the NCFA posts to their blog.  A link has also been added to the right side of our FSA Chapter Blog under the title "National Council for Adoption Blog."

Happy reading!