3 Things that Surprised Me about Open Adoption

By Maura Vivona, Mother through adoption I remember the first time my adoption counselor explained open adoption to me, I was skeptical at best.  I [Read More]


Considering Placing Your Baby for Adoption? Choose the “perfect” parents

If you have decided to move forward with an adoption plan, you may have a good idea about the kind of family or lifestyle you [Read More]


10 Things you should know before placing your baby for adoption

As someone who has worked in the field of adoption for almost 30 years, I realize that there are a few universal truths that expectant [Read More]


Thinking About Adoption? Call an Expert

Many hundreds of women contact the Adoption Center for Family Building each year by completing an online information request form or sending a text message.  These [Read More]


Celebrating our 20th Anniversary: A Brief History of Adoption Center for Family Building

(This is an excerpt from a speech I gave at the agency’s 20 year anniversary celebration) Twenty years ago, we created something unique; we envisioned an alternative to [Read More]


How to Find a Great Adoption Counselor in Illinois

If you’re an expectant mother, you probably already know that (at least for most women) you have three options: termination, parenting or adoption.  Let’s face it, [Read More]


SUPPORT FOR BIRTH MOTHERS IN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA

Every woman who chooses to place her baby for adoption goes through a grieving period.  Even though an adoption may be voluntary, the birth mother [Read More]


Playing The “What If” Game…

Written by Jennifer Pedley  Sometimes I play the “What If” game in my head.  I play it with a lot of things in my life.  What [Read More]