Forever Families Through Adoption

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The Future for Your Baby

There are many myths that surround adoption, and although some of them may concern you, please know that they are just that – myths. Adopted children are loved and wanted, they lead perfectly normal lives and they are generally grateful for the opportunities that both their birth parents and adoptive parents have given them. Here are but a few of the most common myths and their corresponding realities as reported in Adoptive Families Magazine…

MYTH: Parents can’t love an adopted child as much as they would a biological child.

REALITY: Love and attachment are not the result of, nor guaranteed by, biology – the intensity of bonding and depth of emotion are the same, regardless of how the child joined the family.

Adoptive parent Rosie O’Donnell said: “Some days I look at [my adopted children] and almost start to cry. I think how can I love them more than I did the day before? But it keeps growing.”

Other famous adoptive parents include: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Senator John McCain, President Ronald Reagan, and baseball legends Willy Mays and Babe Ruth, to name a few.

MYTH: Adopted children are more likely to be troubled than birth children.

REALITY: Research shows that adoptees are as well-adjusted as their non-adopted peers – there is virtually no difference in psychological functioning between them.

Adopted child Jesse Jackson said: “Charlie Henry (Jackson) adopted me and gave me his name, his love, his encouragement, discipline and a high sense of self-respect.”

Other famous adopted children include: Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, owner of the Wendy’s food chain Dave Thomas, country singer Faith Hill and Olympic diver Greg Louganis, to name a few.

MYTH: Open adoption causes problems for children.

REALITY: Adoptees are not confused by contact with their birthparents – they benefit from the increased understanding that their birthparents gave them life but their forever families take care of and nurture them.

Birth parent singer David Crosby’s biological son said: “[David] was worried about me being this angry young man – ‘You abandoned me,’ that sort of thing. That wasn’t even an issue.”

Other famous birth parents include: singer Joni Mitchell, comedian Roseanne Barr, actor Andy Kaufman and actress Kate Mulgrew to name a few.

For a more complete list of myths surrounding adoption, please click on Myths and Realities.

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What's New at FFTA?

Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. Voluntarily Relinquishes Hague Accreditation

After much consideration, our Board of Directors along with the support of the FFTA staff has made the decision to voluntarily relinquish our Hague Accreditation. Due to the closing of several countries' programs to adopt from the United States, plus a global pandemic, it is no longer feasible to continue our Hague Status, which we proudly maintained since 2008. We have felt honored to be able to work with CEAS, IAAME, the Department of State and so many Domestic and International Adoption Service Providers, such as ANW, EFKO, CONANI, TDH and prospective adoptive parents throughout the years. What an amazing experience to help build families here and across the ocean! FFTA is looking forward to expanding our Domestic and Foster to Forever programs.

We wish all of our international friends well as we enter an exciting 2024!!

FFTA receives HRC-ACAF Innovator Seal of Recognition

Forever Families Through Adoption is proud to be one of the 172 child welfare organizations joining the the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's All Children - All Families (ACAF) program in 2023, as highlighted in a new report. Together, these organizations work to improve the services provided to the LGBTQ+ community, including children in foster care and prospective foster and adoptive parents who are LGBTQ+.

FFTA is so proud to have again received the highest "Innovative Inclusion" tier of recognition. We are honored to work with LGBTQ+ families and are committed to treating all persons with respect, dignity, and compassion. To learn more about the All Children-All Families program, please visit the HRC website.

Read our full press release here.

Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
62 Bowman Avenue
Rye Brook, NY 10573-2804
Tel: 914-939-1180
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All of the children portrayed or mentioned on this website are with their forever families and are NOT available for adoption.

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