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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nicole Richie

Happy belated Birthday to famous adoptee, actress and fashion designer, Nicole Richie! Richie’s biological father is a musician who briefly played with her famous father, Lionel, while her mother was the executive assistant to Nicole’s aunt. When Nicole was three, her parents agreed to let her move in with Brenda Harvey and Lionel Richie because they could not afford to provide for her financially. When she was 9, they legally adopted her. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Snuggles

Saturday morning snuggles with this ABSA bundle of love! We cannot get enough!! So much love. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today marks the 84th birthday of one of America’s greatest female journalists and adoptive mother, Barbara Walters. Barbara adopted her daughter, Jacqueline, with her then husband, Lee Guber, a theatrical producer and theater owner in 1968. Barbara finds herself in good company with other fellow adoptive parents in the broadcast industry including Rosie O’Donnell, Connie Chung and Maury Povich. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ABSA family!

Our newest member of the A Baby Step family - Kieran! We adore you to the moon and back!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New ABSA forever family!

Congratulations to our newest #ABSA #foreverfamily. Beautiful twins! #adoption #babylove #love

Friday, September 19, 2014

A very special year !

Check out our FB page for a very special year in pictures of one beautiful baby girl. We just love ABSA family updates! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Expo Reminder!

Come visit A Baby Step Adoption Agency this Saturday, September 20th between 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at our booth at the Family Building Expo, a free event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. Stop by to learn more about adoption and assisted reproductive technology resources and enter to win a free education meeting, your first step in the adoption process.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TUESDAY TIP: Congratulations!!

 A belated congratulations to local ABC weatherman, Adam Joseph, and his partner, Karl on the birth of their adopted baby boy, Jacob, who was born on August 6! The local meteorologist announced the birth of his child and came out as gay in his Facebook baby announcement the day the baby was born! Way to go, Adam!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Legends of the Bar: Women at the Bar in 1979—A Retrospective

Legends of the Bar: Women at the Bar in 1979—A Retrospective. Sharing stories will be Pat Frankel, Sharon Scullin, Lynn Erickson and our very own agency leader Barbara Binder Casey. Congratulations to ABSA and Barbara on such an honor!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

4 finalizations this week with ABSA!

We had an exciting week at ABSA - four finalizations! Three of these clients had disrupted adoptions with other agencies. Our new forever families - in one case 3 siblings, a set of twins, and the third family is bringing a baby boy back from Ohio. We turned tragedy into truimph for these deserving families. What a wonderful week! Lots of love!! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never forget.

It’s hard to believe that it has been 13 years since the September 11 tragedy that took the lives of almost 3,000 Americans. Former President George W. Bush named today “Patriot Day” to honor the victims of the attacks. Hug your family extra tight today, and don’t forget to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. #neverforget #ABSA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Post Love!

Tara wrote: "Today my bright, beautiful, and energetic daughter turns 5. Five years ago today was the longest best day of my life. Thank you ABSA ( A Baby Step Adoption Barbara Binder Casey)"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Reading to your child is fundamental. Even an infant can benefit from looking at a picture book with Mommy or Daddy. Did you know nearly 3 out of every 4 adopted children ages 0-5 are read to or sang to every day? Only half of non-adopted children receive this same attention from their parents. Just goes to show the appreciation adoptive families have for the gift of parenthood.

Monday, September 8, 2014





Attend the Free Family Building Expo hosted by the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Attorneys:

“Creating Your Child’s Story”

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 to 2:30 

Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, Philadelphia

Workshops by the leading national legal experts about adoption, foster care, ivf, egg donation, and surrogacy. Exhibitors and speakers offering placement counseling and legal services.

 For more information, please contact Jennie Sullivan at

Labor Day was LABOR DAY!

ABSA had 5 births over Labor Day weekend. What a record! Welcome Iris, Miles, Carrie, Karyn, and Elias to the ABSA family. Building forever families!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to school!

For many of you, it’s your child’s first day of school this week, and we all know how stressful and nervous we can be for this momentous occasion, but imagine how the little ones feel. Here are some helpful tips from Parents Magazine to help prepare your child for this exciting time in their lives!