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]


Questions Frequently Asked by Expectant Parents Considering Adoption

I’m interested in exploring adoption. What are the first steps? When you contact the Adoption Center for Family Building, we will match you with an [Read More]


Pregnant and Considering Adoption? Do You Know Your Rights?

If you’re considering placing your baby for adoption, you should know your rights.  Below is an outline of both your rights and your responsibilities.  Adoption [Read More]


A Birth Mother’s Open Adoption Journal

This blog is written by a brave birth mother who wanted to share her experience with others. It provides insight and hope to women with [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]


Unplanned Pregnancy? What Now?

If you are one of the thousands of women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy each year, then you know that the options you face are difficult [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]