Adoption Blog

Join Us for the AFFC Foundation’s Spring Social

Please join us! On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Adoptive Families for Children Foundation - a non-profit organization affiliated with our adoption agency, Adoptive Families for Children - will hold its Spring Social to raise funds for children in need of adoption. The...

AFFC’s Clinical Supervisor Named NH’s Therapist of the Year

Kelly Smith, LICSW, Adoptive Families for Children's Clinical Supervisor, has been named NAMI New Hampshire's Therapist of the Year for 2015. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, presents the award to "individuals who have made outstanding contributions to...

What Parents Should Know About The 2013 Adoption Tax Credit

In early January, Congress passed legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff" and, in doing so, made the tax credit for adoptive families permanent. The adoption tax credit helps thousands of families offset the costs of adoption every year, allowing children to be...

Creating Your Adoption Profile

Check out these creative tips for building your adoption profile, put together by the adoption professionals at Adoptive Families for Children. Keep in mind that your goal is to connect with the right birth mother for you. Successful adoptions occur when prospective...

7 Tips to Help Ease a Reluctant Spouse

If your spouse or partner has hesitations about any portion of the adoption process, try using this list to help find middle ground. 1. Acknowledge your spouse's concerns and fears. Try to listen with interest, not judgement. 2. Air and discuss the differences between...

Federal Law Extends Adoption Tax Credits Through 2012

President Barack Obama has signed a tax relief bill into law that includes a provision extending the adoption tax credit through December 2012. This means that parents who finalize an adoption in 2011 or 2012 may claim a maximum credit of $13,360 per adoption for...