“Partnering for Permanency”

Our International Adoption Coordinator Megan Montgomery closes out National Adoption Month for 2013 with this important message about permanency. It just seems fitting to me that National Adoption Month should be the same month many of us make a conscious effort to give thanks. As this month comes to an end, it’s important to remember that this year’s theme for National Adoption Month was “Partnering for Permanency”. We are reminded that it takes a village … Read More

A Practice of Gratitude

Lori Craig is Adoption STAR’s Executive Assistant, and an important player in all the “behind the scenes” work that goes into making our agency run smoothly. In celebration of Thanksgiving, she shares how a “30-day challenge” sparked her interest in finding gratitude day in, day out. A couple of years ago, the Adoption STAR staff took on a personal 30-day challenge. We either added something for 30 days or removed/stopped something for 30 days. Rather … Read More

The Changing Face of International Adoption

By Megan Montgomery, LMSW, International Adoption Coordinator, Adoption STAR Every few days or so we notice something in the news about the declining numbers of international adoptions, so we decided to examine it and truly believe the decline can’t be narrowed down to any single factor.  However, over the past few years international adoption agencies have closed their doors or their country programs, or have attempted re-build their programs.  New policies and procedures have been put … Read More