Search A Baby Step Adoption Blog

Monday, December 19, 2011

Celebrities Promoting Adoption :)

Check it out! "A Home for the Holidays" - inspiring adoption stories endorsed by celebrities like Justin Beiber and Mary J. Blige.  On CBS this Wednesday from 8 - 9 PM.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Summer Finalizations!

Congratulations to the families' of Baby Boys Leif, Xavier and Christopher who finalized in August!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Someone Else's Kid

Deciding to adopt can be a very difficult process for a couple. It is quite common for one partner to be more eager than the other.  In the 2011 Adoption Guide Magazine, Jill Smolowe recounts her adoption experience with her husband.  She tells readers that when the topic came up he would often refer to their prospective child as "someone else's kid."  Thoughts like this, among factors such as; age, money, time, and family, can lead one partner in a relationship to be reluctant about adopting. Adoption Guide lists "7 Tips to Help Ease a Spouse's Reluctance."

1. Acknowledge your spouse's concerns and fears; try to listen with interest, not judgement.

2. Air and discuss the differences between you, rather than try to cover them up or smooth them over.

3. Don't take a spouse's initial reaction as the final word.  When a subject is emotionally charged, people often say things they don't really mean.

4. Give a spouse time and space to consider issues as they arise; recognize that people approach change at different speeds.

5. Find a support group of other couples considering adoption.  Hearing that they, too, have reservations may help both of you.

6. If your spouse isn't providing the support and encouragement you need to cope with the rocky adoption process, seek out a sympathetic friend or relative.

7.  See a marriage counselor if you have trouble navigating any of these issues.  A reluctant spouse may hear questions and advice better from a neutral observer. 

Deciding to adopt is a very emotional process.  It is important to remember that some people may take a bit longer to warm up to the idea.  If you or your spouse are currently facing this issue in your adoption process, keep in mind that it is very normal to feel this way. 

ABSA is here to support families through every stage of the adoption process.  We strive to create happy families and are here to assist in any way that we can.  :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ABSA Commercial

A Baby Step Adoption recorded its first commerical that can be found on youtube.  It features Jen Sullivan (caseworker), Barbara Casey (director), a mother who adopted a child through our agency, and a birthmother. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Embryo and Surrogacy Adoptions Now Available at ABSA

          Aside from domestic adoptions, ABSA now offers embryo and surrogacy adoptions. Embryo adoption is an option for women or couples who would like to adopt but would also like to have the pregnancy experience. Once matched with an embryo donation family, 2-3 embryos are inserted into the uterus. There is a greater risk of multiple births with this option since there are generally 2-3 good quality embryos transferred at a time.
          This form of adoption allows for a woman or a couple to have the full pregnancy experience. This includes bonding with your baby before he/she is born, feeling the kicks in your belly, ultrasound visits, and the option to breastfeed once the baby is born.
          As in other adoption options, embryo adoptions can also be closed or open cases. There are also options for semi-open or semi-anonymous embryo adoptions. Regardless of which option is preferred, the adoptive parents are provided with information about the donors. This information includes; physical characteristics, ethnic background, education level, family medical history, and the state in which the donor resides.

For more information on embryo adoptions or donations visit the website of the National Embryo Donation Center at:  &

Monday, April 11, 2011

Parachute Packer Calendars

We would like to make you all aware of a new product just out on the market that you may find extremely beneficial to you as parents or parents to be.  One of our very own adoptive parents created a set of 5 calendars to serve as a helpful parenting resource.  Each one is packed with over 400 creative ideas to promote the healthy development and positive well being of your child.  Each calendar starts with your child's birth month and continues through a full year.  There is a Newborn, One-Year Old, Two-Year Old, Three-Year Old, and Four-Year Old Year.  You choose the one that matches the age of your child.  The calendars have many features that make it a keepsake for you and your child as well.

Check out the website at to find out more info.

We hope you all take advantage of such a great product!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Revealing an Adoption Scam: CBS Evening News

After years of infertility issues, a local Philadelphia family turned to Adoption as the final answer to build their family.  Upon being matched with a Birthmother due with twins, the family rode an emotional roller coaster only to realize they were being scammed for their money.  CBS revealed this Adoption scam artist last night on the Evening News.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Families created in 2011 :)

We are proud to say that we have finalized over 10 adoptions so far this year!  Below are some of our very happy families.

We look forward to many more this year...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Last Finalizations for 2010 :)

In December, we created four new families to bring in the New Year!