As Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center (ACI) enters its second quarter century, consistent with our mission of “Helping Children Through Adoption” we are now engaged in providing a forum for people to share their thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences with adoption. ACI feels privileged each and every time someone is willing to
Last week Adoption Center of Illinois received a generous donation from Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Irving Park Road in Chicago. Tony Marino and his dealership created a wonderful community-giving program called, “You Choose, We Donate”. In this program people from the community are invited to nominate a good cause to be the recipient
A new paradigm in adoption, the role of Extended Family Networks In this entry, Jennifer, an adoptive mother talks about her daughter’s birth family and how she sees her daughter’s original family as part of her extended family network. What Jennifer is discussing represents leading edge thinking in the field of adoption and clearly moves
An essay from a young person who was adopted – reflecting on her name, life and story. My name is Elizabeth though for a long time I hated that name. It was always too long, too proper, too bold, too not me. I forbade anyone from calling me by that monstrosity, until about a year
In this post, Kiel talks about discovering more about his parent’s and family’s adoption history. My parents got married in the early 1990’s with the intention of starting a family. Unfortunately, when my parents attempted to conceive it did not easily occur and they soon discovered that my mother was experiencing serious troubles with fertility.