Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Adoption Finance Coaching System


Adoption financial planning is becoming more critical for families as revenue sources become more limited and costs are rising.  Families need to prepare for the costs associated with adopting.

Beacon House is the first, full-service agency offering the
Adoption Finance Coaching System
A proven, ground-breaking system helping our families with
alternative ways to finance their dreams!

Benefits Include:
·         12 On-Demand Webinar
Topics Include: How to Plan Your Special Event; How to Write a Grant for Your Adoption; Your Adoption Budget and Beyond; How to Tell Your Inspiring Story and much, much more…
·         Invaluable Resources
There is no one-size-fits-all adoption. That's why we help you to create a comprehensive financial plan customized just for you. Templates to assist with creating an adoption budget, your adoption action plan, event planning and much, much more…
·         On-line Gift Registry Service – GotchaGiftRegistry.com
A personalized gift registry package that allows adoptive parents to share their journey with family and friends and invite them to contribute in meaningful ways to the high costs of adoption. Simply, it’s a gift registry with a purpose!
·         Personalized coaching to help you create a comprehensive plan that will guide you to help you decide your best path for raising the money you need!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Dance Helps the Brain to Learn

Have you considered dance classes for your children? If so, there are increasing amounts of scientific that support "dance improves academic performance".  "Research shows that dance activity registers in regions of the brain responsible for cognition." Essentially, the training young dancers receive helps them to become better learners in the classroom. 

According to Judith Lynne Hanna, PhD, author of "Dancing to Learn: The Brain’s Cognition, Emotion, and Movement, “dance is a means to help us improve mood and cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with concentration and learning. Influenced by body senses, environment, and culture, the brain “choreographs” dance and more.”

To read the complete article see: What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance  By: Judith Hanna, PhD





Thursday, February 4, 2016

Read to Me

Babies and children benefit from being read to. Children's books come in all shapes and sizes.  Grab a book, snuggle up on the sofa and reap the many benefits of reading to your child.  These include

  • Babies learn to make a connection between a word and its meaning which is vital to language development.
  • Reading to babies expands vocabulary and improves memory
  • Reading to a child provides a foundation to pre-reading skills
  • Books help to develop the preschooler's attention span.
  • Children learn communication skills: how to speak, listen, and to read.
  • Books also help to develop thinking and the imagination.
  • Facilitates bonding and attachment.
  • Helps learn and identify emotions. 



Monday, February 1, 2016

Because I’m a Mom

"The Invisible Burden that leaves Moms drained"
Why are Mom’s emotionally exhausted?  The short answer is because Mom’s are responsible for kin-keeping responsibilities; birthdays, who gave the that dress to little Susie, writing Thank You notes, etc. The question is what can you do to reclaim your time and energy? 



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Domestic Adoption- Legally Risky?

A popular misconception of domestic adoptions is that they are legally risky.  Fueled by overwhelmingly negative media coverage,  and every little old ladies adoption gone wrong story- that they must share,  it’s no wonder prospective adoptive parents often worry about risk. 
While there are no mandatory reporting requirements, experts estimate that in reality, less than one percent of domestic adoptions are ever contested after the birthparents relinquishment of parental rights.  This makes adopting domestically a viable, low risk option.  


Monday, January 25, 2016

Is Domestic Adoption right for me?

PROS:
·         Adoptive Families can adopt an infant.
·         Background information on the child’s birth parents that may include a social, educational and health history.
·         At Beacon House, you are updated regularly on the health of the Birth Mother and Baby, throughout the pregnancy.
·         There are varying degrees of openness, it may be possible to maintain contact with Birth Family
·         It is less expensive and less paperwork than an International Adoption.  
·         No international travel.

CONS:
·         The Birth Mother can choose to parent the new baby, versus going through with the adoption process.
·         Adoption laws vary by state
·         Wait time to get matched is estimated.
·         Lack of Medical History
·         If the Birthfather is “unknown: termination of parental rights must be done in his absence.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Unplanned Pregnancy

We at Beacon House know that sometimes life does not happen just the way we plan it. If you are now experiencing a pregnancy that you did not plan for, you know that you have options. One of those options is adoption.

Adoption can be a difficult decision, but it is also a brave and unselfish act of love that gives life to an unborn child. Choosing adoption helps you create a family for your child with people who may not be able to build one on their own.  It is a way to provide the nurturing, love, and security that all children deserve. Because we believe that the confidential nature of adoption is paramount, Beacon House completes Semi-Open and Closed adoptions. The degree of openness or privacy is dependent on the needs and desires of the birth parents.

We know that this is a stressful time in your life as you make important decision about your future. Our Adoption Coordinator will explain the adoption process and are here to help you any way they can. Your confidential phone call or email will allow us to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision possible for your baby.

Call 1-888-987-6300 to speak with an Adoption Coordinator 
or complete our Confidential Inquiry Form: