Our Shining STAR ’14 Recap

Our Associate Director Michael Hill recaps our Annual Shining STAR Gala Event for 2014. If you would like to donate to special needs adoption, please click here. Shining Star is an annual fundraiser in support of our special needs adoption program, and it happened on Wednesday, January 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Statler City in downtown Buffalo. Hundreds of Adoption STAR families, supporters, staff, and board members attended in an effort to make the … Read More

A Report and Podcast on FASDs

As we gear up for our Shining STAR Gala Event (click here or on the picture for your invitation), we are focusing on Special Needs Adoption. We begin with a report from a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) conference where Diane V. Malbin, MSW was featured. Following the report, we are offering a podcast on FASDs. In this January 2013 edition of the Adoption STAR Podcast, Helen Weinstein, the Program Coordinator of the Fetal Alcohol … Read More

Considering Special Needs Adoption Makes Sense

Our International Adoption Coordinator Megan Montgomery poses the questions that often arise when considering special needs adoption. In the beginning stages of adoption, there are a lot of decisions that come up. Country preferences. Age. Money. Agencies. “What kind of special needs can we handle – if any?” is probably the most important, often uncomfortable and soul-searching one of all of them. Children with special needs often require extra medical attention, behavioral therapies, or emotional … Read More

On Choosing to Parent a Child with Special Needs

In anticipation of Our Shining STAR Event, we are featuring a weekly blog series on Special Needs Adoption. On Wednesday January 29th, 2014, Adoption STAR will be hosting Our Annual Shining STAR Event to benefit special needs adoption. Adoption STAR has found many wonderful adoptive families for children with special needs. Adoption STAR helps adoptive families afford to make a commitment to adopt a child with special needs by waiving or greatly reducing fees. To … Read More

Our Family

In anticipation of Our Shining STAR Event, we are featuring a weekly blog series on Special Needs Adoption. On Wednesday January 29th, 2014, Adoption STAR will be hosting Our Annual Shining STAR Event to benefit special needs adoption. Adoption STAR has found many wonderful adoptive families for children with special needs. Adoption STAR helps adoptive families afford to make a commitment to adopt a child with special needs by waiving or greatly reducing fees. To … Read More