Lighthouse Thoughts

April 4, 2017

Qualifying for Adoption Grants

Coming up in April, our Adoption Finance Coaches are teaming up to bring you an exciting and informative webinar on Qualifying for Grants. There are so many questions families have about how to determine which foundation best fit their needs, how to review the web sites and determining the types of grants that are best for […]

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April 3, 2017

Finding Balance with Cocooning

For adoptive families, “the idea of “nesting” is to simplify life, settle into a routine, and limit the care of the child to the mom and dad.  The idea of cocooning is to allow life to settle down for the child and parents and to firmly cement in the child’s mind who are mom and […]

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March 30, 2017

The Matching Process

At Beacon House we do not have a Waiting List.  Instead we have a matching pool of approved families to help coordinate a perfect match between the Birth Mother and the Adoptive Family.  We only take up to thirty families in the matching pool at any given time Every Adoptive Parent in our program is […]

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March 29, 2017

What is Domestic Adoption?

A Domestic Adoption is the adoption of a child born in the same country as the adoptive parents. It occurs when the biological parents of a child relinquish their parental rights to that child. There are several types of domestic adoption: Open Adoption  Involves sharing identifying information between Adoptive Parents & Birth Mother – addresses, […]

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Beacon House Adoption Services Domestic Adoption Program
March 27, 2017

Learning Empathy

When a child asks “what’s wrong with them” our answer needs to be what is right with them.  “Every person in a child’s life can help him or her develop empathy, an important quality for personal and professional success.” Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

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March 22, 2017

Meeting the Needs of Birthmothers

At Beacon House we have a responsibility to our Birthmothers to provide the highest quality of care. The care and support that Beacon House’s birthmothers receive during the domestic adoption process is what makes our program successful. Here are a few links that explain some of many ways that we work with our birthmothers. Unplanned […]

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Young Pregnant Birth Mother
March 21, 2017

Agency Fees

In general, adoption agency fees cover the cost of doing business. They include but are not limited to; rent, utilities, office supplies, employee salaries, insurance non-profit donations, marketing and advertising, web-site, collecting and organizing data, maintaining records, maintaining licenses, professional training, participating in a adoption expos and workshops, and more. Beacon House’s agency fees are […]

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March 20, 2017

Why do We Need an Adoption Budget ?

An adoption budget is a necessary part of the adoption process. It allows us to match adoptive parents with a birthmother whose needs don’t exceed their financial means. Beacon House’s agency fees are set, they are do not change. Fees are structured so that families are paying a portion of the fees and expenses throughout their […]

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March 16, 2017

Recess and Attention Deficit Disorder

Recess and Attention Deficit Disorder I think many parents of kids with ADHD would agree that when it comes to outdoor play, less is not more. One Texas school agrees. “According to Today, the Eagle Mountain Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas, has been giving kindergarten and first-grade students two 15-minute recess breaks every morning and […]

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March 15, 2017

Requirements for Adoptive Families

Beacon House utilizes the most flexible criteria for accepting families into our adoption program, within the parameters of each state’s law.  Adoptive families are required to complete an adoption home study, in the state they reside in, as part of the adoption process. This approval will allow BHAS to place a child with the adoptive […]

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