Knowing When You Need Post Adoption Support

When most parents have questions about raising their children, they typically turn to: parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, pediatricians, a rabbi or minister or a trusted book or website. These resources are often enough to gather information and make a decision about how to proceed. I know when I contemplated the best way to help […]

October 22nd, 2014|Post adoption support|

“Chinese on the Inside”

The following New York Times piece presents information on Catie and Kimberly, who “were adopted from China by a couple from Maine, who attempt to pass on a culture they’ve never known firsthand.”

During a recent staff meeting, our Director of Adoption Kathy Crissey shared an interesting video with Adoption STAR staff. You can find […]

Letter from Birth Parent to Adoptive Parent

Adoption STAR’s Director of Adoption Kathy Crissey relies on her years of adoption experience to write a letter from the perspective of a Birth Parent.

I am going through a time in my life that is the probably the most difficult time I have ever gone through. I feel alone and I feel judged by […]

September 11th, 2014|Adoptive Parents, Birth Parents|

Search and Reunion

Family STAR has been getting a lot of calls from people not associated with our agency, but who are searching for a family connection. Some of the calls we receive are from adopted children who are looking for their birthparents, and others are birthparents looking for the children they’ve placed. The emotional weight that […]

September 11th, 2014|Search|


Information on parenting adopted teens can be found but parenting adopted tweens often gets overlooked. The tween years (generally 10 to 12 years of age) are a time when parents typically still have a significant influence over their kids. Once they hit the teen years, parent’s influence may start to diminish. Your tween is […]

April 16th, 2014|Tweens|