Since 1982, Adoption Choices, a non-profit, licensed adoption program, has been providing Massachusetts families with comprehensive adoption services. Our program is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted persons by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services. Adoption Choices provides home study services, support and educational programs for waiting families, and traditional agency and parent-identified adoptions with a wide range of openness. We welcome couples and single individuals of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
Our comprehensive Adoption Services Include:
- Free Individual Consultations
- Pre-adoption Planning
- Adoption Home Studies
- Domestic and International Adoptions
- On-going Support and Education Services
- Child Placement Services
- Post-Placement Supervision and Legal Finalization
- Family Life Education Groups for Adoptive Parents
- Adoption Advocacy
You can choose from many types of adoption:
- Traditional Adoptions
- Parent Identified Adoptions
- Open Adoptions
- International Adoptions
We’re here to clarify the advantages and issues involved in each choice, and to help you decide which options meet your needs and interests.
Dale Eldridge of Adoption Choices shares her insights at Resolve New England's blog on what Russia's adoption ban means for prospective parents. Well written Dale!
We have some exciting news! Raquel Woodard (Adoption Choices social worker) has just been named an "Angel of Adoption" and a beautiful article was published August 30th in the Metrowest Daily News.
It is one of those ever so rare opportunities to have the light shine on a magnificent career and the program, too.
Congratulations Raquel!!Read More
I’ll be speaking with some prospective adoptive parents tonight. There are several of us “old-timers” who speak periodically to a group of waiting parents at Adoption Choices. Although it’s been 15 years since I was part of that group, when I look out in the audience, I still recognize myself. I’m the woman with the smile and the slightly sad eyes listening very politely but not saying a word. I see M in most of the men – barely listenin...Read More
Thirteen is better than three. I know I’m in the minority here but I’m sorry, it’s true.
While trying to weather K’s three year old tantrums, I was terrified of thirteen. The nastiness, the sullenness. If I thought three was hard, how could I possibly survive thirteen?
We’re nine months in at this point and we’re doing okay. Don’t get me wrong. As my dad used to say, “It’s not all steak and ice cream.”&nbs...Read More
THE CALL: “Hello A.., this is Lauren from school” said the somewhat serious voice on the other end of the phone. “Yes,” I reluctantly responded knowing that nothing good can come of a mid-day call from pre-school. Either someone was sick, got hurt or got in big trouble at school……..my gut tells me that it is the latter. Well, my intuition was right………for the third week in a row, Bruiser has had a difficult week at ...Read More
While talking to some college students recently, I recalled the challenges I had in bonding with my youngest daughter when she was a newborn. I can smile about it now as she snuggles into me, a bit under the weather, and falls asleep on my lap as I sit in my computer chair trying to type one-handed. Some days I feel so attached to her that my body aches as I wait to see her smile, and call me “mama” at preschool pick up time. It amazes me that I once felt so detached from her. I felt ...Read More
I read a post the other day from a blog called A Diary of a Mom written by a woman named Jess. Jess is the mom of two young girls, one of whom has autism. All her posts are full of eloquence, passion, and great writing but this one on her “village” is my latest favorite. She writes of her night away with friends: “To unabashedly be nothing but who we are – warts and all – in the company of others who are doing the same is something far t...Read More
My big 14th birthday is coming up this week (at least according to my 4-year-old, who also thinks I am still in High School). I usually dread my birthdays. I was born on “Cabbage Night”. Not quite Halloween, but still, a Witch cake was usually presented to me after my birthday dinner of pizza or mac and cheese. My mother, you see, LOVES Halloween. When I was kid, and people still had answering machines (and home phones for that matter), she would even change the outgoing message, to o...Read More
My husband and I have been talking about how wonderful adoption is since we brought our son home with us from Korea. Now that he is 3, we intentionally talk to him about adoption more often and give him more depth to our own story about how we became a forever family. I finally completed his life book, after agonizing over every word and picture, and presented it to him like it was the holy grail. I must say I am pretty proud of it, but I must also admit that he loves several other ad...Read More
It is hard to believe that 6 years ago our journey with adoption began. Although there was no map, the direction was clear but the coordinates were unknown. We knew how our journey would end (well, at least we thought so) but we weren’t sure how to get there nor what type of turbulence we would encounter en route. We knew that our family would be larger after the trip but we had no details of what type of detours, stops or surprises we would face along the way. Travel to a new place is alwa...Read More