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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adoption Friendly Workplaces

Do you work in an adoption friendly workplace? The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is compiling its annual list of the companies that offer the best adoption benefits to its employees. Companies that offer adoption benefits, such as adoption cost reimbursement as well as paid time off, are encouraged to complete the 10 minute survey at The survey is open until April 30th and the results are published in September in Employee Benefit News Magazine.

This list helps to honor and recognize companies that offer adoption benefits to its employees as well as encourages companies who do not have adoption benefits to look into how easy and beneficial it is to offer adoption benefits to their employees.

Additionally, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has free resources for employers on its website, including sample benefit plans. These are great resources to help employers become adoption friendly and support those who are building their family through adoption.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Myths and Facts about Donor Eggs and Donor Sperm

Here is a great article from, the National Infertility Association outlining some of the myths associated with using donor eggs and donor sperm to build your family. We at A Baby Step Adoption offer  embryo donation and embryo adoption services. Please contact us at if you would like more information on these services.

Myths about Donor Eggs and Donor Sperm

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Talking to your Preschooler about Adoption

Here is a great article from Adoptive Families magazine about how to talk to your preschooler about being adopted. When children reach the age of 3, they begin to get much more curious and are famous for asking lot of questions. Although preschoolers will understand very little of what adoption actually means, they will begin to understand some the language, concepts, and especially the emotional message of adoption-that they are loved! This is a great article that highlights 5 developmental tasks you can work through with your preschooler as well as encourage exploration.
Budding Curiousity- Talking with your Preschooler about Adoption