Happy New Year from Your Friends @ Hopscotch Adoptions!

Happy New Year 2018


Wishing You A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas 2017 Hopscotch

Join Hopscotch Adoptions And Listen To The Power Of A Wish: Matching $1 per Listen

Make a Wish Abigail and Caroline Rv

Ho! Ho! Ho! and Happy Holidays!

We have some exciting news to share with you! Hopscotch Adoptions’ proudly introduces you to the first Make A Wish family to have received the gift of an adoption from the Make A Wish foundation, thanks to the North Texas Chapter.  During this magical time of the year when we know the power of a wish, a gift and a miracle, you don’t want to miss this spellbinding podcast.

Audible is generously making a $1 donation for EVERY LISTEN of The Power Of A Wish podcast. One listen equals one dollar, up to $25,000 dollars! Road tripping for the holiday? Baking a million cookies? Listen and support the Make-A-Wish foundation and their important work. If you share on social media, don’t forget to tag your local Make-A-Wish chapter! The Power Of A Wish is family friendly so please share widely this simple way to support the organization.

You can listen online at Wish.org/podcast

or Apple Podcasts (aka iTunes) and give them a 5-star rating to help other listeners find the show.

“Abigail’s wish was a first-of-its-kind for Make-A-Wish. When Abigail was 13, she was adopted from a Bulgarian orphanage by her parents Dorcas and Tony. A bittersweet story for Abigail, because she left behind Caroline, her roommate and closest friend at the orphanage. When she was approached for a wish, Abigail asked her parents for their blessing to adopt Caroline. After two years and lots of support from the community, Abigail’s wish came true – the two friends were united – and a family is finally complete.”

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Land: An Adventure Play Documentary

It’s Not What You Think: A Middlebury Original Podcast


YOU DID IT, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WON – Adoption Provisions SAVED in Final Tax Reform Bill

Good evening Adoption Advocates,

image003The final tax reform bill and conference report was unveiled this evening and we are pleased to share that because of your advocacy and efforts both the adoption tax credit and the tax benefit for employer provided adoption benefits have been SAVED!

Over the past two months your advocacy convinced the House to remove its provision eliminating the adoption tax credit. Your voices convinced the Senate to leave all adoption provisions alone in its bill (preserving both the adoption tax credit and tax benefit for employer provided adoption benefits.) While the adoption tax credit was saved in the final bills that passed both chambers, the employer benefit would have been eliminated in the House bill. But again through the power of your voices in calls, e-mails, and letters, the conference committee decided to use the Senate’s version which preserved the employer adoption benefit! (See pages 111-112 of this document to read where it was preserved!)

In the end, the conference committee’s final tax reform bill saves the adoption tax credit and the tax benefit for employer provided adoption benefits! In a bill that changes many things with the tax code, Members of Congress heard from so many of you about this important issue that these adoption provisions were retained. Children and families won!

We expect Congress will vote on this legislation next week, and it is expected to pass.

This couldn’t have happened without your efforts – THANK YOU!

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Voice for Adoption

Grief in Adopted Children- One hour left to register!

It’s not too late to register!!!

GRIEF 12-13-2017

Grief in Adopted Children– The Webinar airs tonight at 7pm central time and there is STILL time to register. 

Can’t make it tonight?  Too much craziness going on at your house during those evening witching hours?  I get it!  Everyone who registers will receive the recording that you can access whenever, wherever, and forever!!!!

Grief is inevitable.  You are going to have to face it with your children.  I can help!!!

We can do hard things together.

CLICK HERE to register!!!

SOAR’s Annual Online Auction Starting at 10:00am EST TODAY!!

Click here to participate in SOAR’s Annual Online Auction from December 4th-14th.


Russian Embassy Invitation to The Nutcracker



To FRUA Families in the Mid Atlantic Region who have adopted from Russia:

FRUA INC has received the attached invitation for our FRUA  families to join the Yolka holiday festivities at the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. on Dec. 16. If you plan to attend, RSVP directly to the Russian Embassy and if you are bringing children, please note that. Please note that the embassy does not confirm receipt of your email; simply assume that they have you on the list. You will need identification with you when you arrive for the party.

We’re pleased that we could facilitate this invitation to the embassy’s Yolka celebration for our FRUA members.

Sincere Holiday Wishes,

Jan Wondra
National Board of Directors
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries

Hope, Help and Community for Adoptive Families
Angel in Adoption, 2012,  Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Mobile: 303-506-5269

PO Box 2944
Merrifield, VA 22116 



Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

NCFA Releases Adoption Advocate No. 114 | Putting the Pieces Together: The Significance of the Child’s Story

Source: http://www.adoptioncouncil.org

One Merry Baby Christmas

Throughout a child’s life, they will have questions about their past, whether they were adopted through foster care, infant, intercountry, kinship, or transracial adoption. In the December issue of the Adoption Advocate, Debbie Wynne anticipates some of those common questions and poses ways in which adoptive parents can proactively and lovingly support those needs, build a safe and trusting relationship with their child, and provide healthy opportunities for their child to learn and grow.

Download the PDF of Adoption Advocate No. 114 or read the web version.

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