SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., October 22, 2020 (Newswire.com) - National Adoption Month is just around the corner, taking place during the month of November. During this month, Friends in Adoption, a not-for-profit adoption agency operating nationwide with offices in Saratoga Springs and Ossining, New York, and Castleton, Vermont, is sharing adoption stories all month to raise awareness about adoption.
Friends in Adoption's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/FriendsInAdoption) features some of these stories, including recent interviews with adoptive parents conducted via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
John, an adoptive father, says in one video, "Everybody said it before and during and it's so true — our child came when he came. It was hard along the way, but we got so lucky. [Our son] Thomas is so much fun and so curious. He started walking on his first birthday this year and he just walks around the house all day picking things up, trying to figure them out. You can buy all the toys in the world and his favorite things to play with are light switches, dials, buttons and wires."
"We met in 2002 and always knew that we wanted to have a family together," says Eric, another adoptive father. His husband Eric adds, "We decided to look into adoption ... It seemed like the right thing for us."
Friends in Adoption placed 15 babies in loving families between March 1 and July 31, never skipping a beat when the United States went into shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maureen, an adoptive mom, says, "Working with Friends in Adoption, even during a pandemic, was great — Ryan and I were able to lean on them and their knowledge and expertise about adoption so we could just concentrate on being there with our son and trying to navigate the crazy world of being new parents."
Find the full version of this press release at https://www.friendsinadoption.org/2020-adoption-month/
About Friends in Adoption
Friends in Adoption is a licensed, not-for-profit adoption agency with offices in New York and Vermont, founded in 1982. It is a full-service agency built on the core values of empowerment, inclusiveness, openness and lifelong support. Dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion, Friends in Adoption is a recognized leader in supporting and serving LGBTQ+ families. Friends in Adoption has attained annual certification by the Human Rights Campaign since 2013, achieving Innovator status in 2019 and 2020, as recognition of their commitment to providing exceptional service to all individuals, children, and families without discrimination or bias. Friends in Adoption is an adoption educator working with a wide network of attorneys, counselors, clinics and hospitals, providing training, outreach and education.
Source: Friends in Adoption