Category Archives: Unplanned Pregnancy

Things to Know About Foster Child Adoption in Tennessee

Things to Know About Foster Child Adoption in Tennessee

There are more than 8,420 children in the Tennessee foster care system. Many are patiently awaiting adoption. If you think you may want to open your heart and home to one of these children, then there are a few things you need to know. Adoption RequirementsBefore you set your heart on adopting a foster child in Tennessee, consider these basic ...

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Tiarra: I Know What is Best for My Baby

Tiarra: I Know What is Best for My Baby

I started working with Tiarra in October, 2019, shortly after she learned of her pregnancy. We spoke over the phone a few times and she asked and I answered her questions before making plans to meet in person. I knew from the moment I met Tiarra that she was beautifully different. I remember thinking how kind, well spoken, and mature ...

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We Declare… BirthMother’s Week | Destiny Adoption Services

We Declare… BirthMother’s Week | Destiny Adoption Services

Grief does not mean the presence of regret. In a week, flowers will be flying off the shelves. Many dads/partners and kids will be fumbling through the latest wikihow, trying to make mom that perfect roast. In church services, moms will be standing as they receive the admiration and due accolades of their community. As they swiftly stroll the aisles ...

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How You Can Help Eliminate Birth Mom Shaming

How You Can Help Eliminate Birth Mom Shaming

Although adoption is widely accepted, birth parents still experience shaming from others. This often comes from a lack of understanding about adoption. Even well-meaning individuals sometimes say hurtful things. Below are some ways you can help: As a Birth ParentOf course, you are never obligated to share your story with anyone. But if you feel comfortable doing so, it can ...

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George Floyd : What to I do when my heart is broken? (Becoming an Ally)

George Floyd : What to I do when my heart is broken? (Becoming an Ally)

Inspirational Author Shannon Alder wrote, “There comes a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing. You have to choose one path or the other.” It has come and gone many times for us. We missed that moment. Maybe it was Rodney King, Ahmaud Arbery, or Breonna Taylor…but… George Floyd. It was a moment beyond many ...

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Destiny Adoption’s Journey to PRIDE

Destiny Adoption’s Journey to PRIDE

From the beginning of Destiny Adoption, our founder, Lisa Cuffaro, wanted one of the main core tenements of our non-profit to be the inclusivity of LGBTQ prospective parents and to protect and foster their journey to creating family equally with traditional adoption stories. Everyone in the industry knew it. As a group of women who value faith, every person hired ...

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How Do I Find an LGBT Friendly Adoption Agency

How Do I Find an LGBT Friendly Adoption Agency

There are 3 types of adoption agencies you will encounter generally in your web research: one type that will not adopt at all to LGBT couples, another that will do the adoption but is not overtly and publicly “LGBT friendly”, and the third type that is loud and proud about the privilege of facilitating LGBT adoptions. Destiny Adoption is firmly ...

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Destiny’s Tennessee Adoption Updates | Destiny Adoption Services

Destiny’s Tennessee Adoption Updates | Destiny Adoption Services

Last November, we announced the opening of our Tennessee office and welcomed our new executive director for Tennessee, Kristen McBee. Since then, there have been many exciting new developments! We moved to a new office location in Knoxville that offers greater privacy for our birth moms and adoptive parents. Our new office is a stone cottage built in 1927 that ...

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Famous Adoptees Positively Impacted by Loving Parents

Famous Adoptees Positively Impacted by Loving Parents

Adoption plays a big role in society and has been responsible for the achievements of many influential people. Adoption Awareness Month is successful, in part, because of incredible supporters for adoption, including celebrities and famous figures. You might be surprised to learn about these three famous adoptees. Not only were they adopted, but they are now some of the biggest ...

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Adoption Tax Credit 101: Who Qualifies & How it Works

Adoption Tax Credit 101: Who Qualifies & How it Works

Adopting a child can be an expensive endeavor. The good news is that, depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for an adoption tax credit to help offset the expense. This is a complicated topic, and we recommend doing your research and consulting with a tax professional when making your adoption plans. You don’t want to find yourself in a ...

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