Lighthouse Thoughts

May 19, 2010

Gage’s Story

We LOVE to read the testimonials that parents often send in about their experience, and baby Gage’s family was no different. Below is an excerpt from their story ….. In March of 2008, I met with Dawn at Beacon House Adoption Service.She was very knowledgeable about international adoption and patientlyansweredall of my questions.  I completed […]

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May 13, 2010

Russian Adoptions: Still Ongoing

It is a relief to many people world wide to know that they are still able to bring home a piece of their family from Russia. Russian adoptions are still ongoing as of today – and have not ceased as some news reports have stated. It is highly sensitive right now, and even though a […]

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April 30, 2010

16th Annual Ametz Conference

This pass Sunday, in Manhattan, more than 100 adoptive and prospective adoptive families and adoption professionals, gathered at the 16th Annual Ametz adoption conference to learn more about adoption. Ametz provided some great information on those who are looking into the possibility of extending their family through adopting. Beacon House’s own Denise Hoppenhauer was one […]

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April 23, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt

There are SO many great reasons to consider adoption. We love, love, love to hear a families heart, and why they chose adoption …. Sharlene, over at adoption.com shared hers:     “There are multiple reasons my husband and I decided to adopt children. These are the top ten reasons why Adoption was right for us:1.) […]

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April 21, 2010

Adoption Transition, Bringing Baby Home

Step back and consider that although you and your home have been preparing for bringing baby home, the child had no transition time – One day – there you were, and everything the baby/child was familiar with changed. So what should you do if child is having some difficulty adjusting? The most important thing you […]

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April 17, 2010

Adjusting to New Living

Yes, We do know that Russian adoptions have been in the news in not such a positive light – but what about the other 1800 children who are now living with families that embrace them in ways they never could have imagined? Well, we decided now would be a great time to help families with […]

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April 9, 2010

Adopting a Toddler

Great resources are an abundance thanks to the internet – and that goes for books too. Another great, and incredibly insightful book is by our very own Denise Hoppenhauer. Densie penned Adopting a Toddler:What Size Does She Wear? after walking through her own adoption experience. During her journey, Denise was able to find plenty of […]

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April 2, 2010

What to read?

We often get asked what books do we recommend? Well a personal favorite of our very own Beacon House founder, Anne Hughes, favors a story by John M. Simmons – The Marvelous Journey Home.  This amazing story is full of ups and downs and is certain to pull on your heart.  Although most of the […]

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March 24, 2010

The IGIVE Challenge

What is the IGIVE challenge? It is a collection of all of your favorite spots to shop on-line [think Amazon.com, A Pea in the Pod, HSN, QVC, PrintRunner and MORE] – and just by becoming a new member, IGIVE will give $1 to Beacon House Adoption!! If you choose to make a purchase from any […]

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February 26, 2010

Now is the time to start your adoption journey …..

The Adoption Tax Credit of $12,150.00 is set to sunset (end) on December 31, 2010. This may be the LAST YEAR you can get this credit and if you start the process now, it may be possible to complete your adoption in 2010.   In order to help anyone ready to start the process, from now until March […]

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