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How and When Do I Talk To My Child About Adoption?

by hhamblin on August 21, 2013

Children who are exposed to the term adoption and their adoption story at an early age are more comfortable asking questions and talking openly about the subject. For children whose adoption story may involve some difficult details, it’s okay to share simple, age appropriate parts of the story through the early years. With the door [...]

Tackling the myths of adoptions

by hhamblin on August 12, 2013

When you finally get brave enough to tell your friends and family you’re considering adopting, you’ll likely be met with a variety of questions and some well-meaning words of caution. Check out these Myths and Facts about the reality of adopting so you’ll be ready to help your family and friends love the idea of [...]

Russia’s Adoption Freeze

by hhamblin on July 26, 2013

When the Russian President Vladimir Putin banned inter-country adoptions in Russia, 700 hopeful orphans were left with shattered dreams and broken promises.  Last month  the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe(OSCE) passed a resolution proposed by U.S. Senator of Mississippi Roger Wicker that encourages countries to honor adoptions “in the pipeline” even as they [...]

Three Polish games to play with your children this summer

by hhamblin on July 16, 2013

We are very excited about new Poland adoption program! We are excited to announce that we have two families that have received referrals and are in the process of adopting from Poland.   One of the best ways to bond with any child is through playing games. So we’ve compiled a list of a few [...]

Celebrate “It’s a Beautiful Life” with Choose Life MS and Former Miss Mississippi Allyson Kellogg-North

by hhamblin on July 11, 2013

We work with a lot of great partners to help offer hope and life to birthmothers, babies and adoptive families. One of those partners, Choose Life MS, offers a speciality car tag to Mississippi drivers. Funds from the sale of those tags go to several Misssissippi based crisis pregnancy centers along with our agency.   [...]

Mississippi Congressman votes with House of Representatives to pass Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

by hhamblin on July 9, 2013

We are fortunate to live in a state with a Representative who takes the issue of Life seriously. Last month Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee took a stand and voted to outlaw abortions after 20 weeks except in cases such as incest, rape and to save a mother’s life.  The House of Representatives passed the Pain [...]

The Money Question: Tackling the Biggest Objection to Adoption

by hhamblin on June 26, 2013

Prospective adoptive parents often have concerns on how they will meet the financial needs of adopting a child. Adoptive parents are usually faced with initial costs that can be challenging and stressful.   So what exactly am I paying for? International and domestic adoptions can cost anywhere from about $15,000 to $40,000. Costs include but are [...]

Home Studies

by hhamblin on June 21, 2013

If you are beginning your adoption journey , you have  likely heard the word “home study.” For some couples, this word might cause a feeling of  anxiety. For others, it’s an exciting step in  the adoption process.  Home studies are part of every adoption, and our experienced, warm, and friendly staff are here to help [...]

Helping Hands

by hhamblin on May 30, 2013

If you have ever considered adopting internationally, please consider adopting one of A Helping Hand’s waiting children.  We know that God has called us to care for the orphans and widows.  We are certain that He means ALL orphans, not just the young and the able bodied.   Please meet: Samuel (9) and Sophie (11) [...]

Adopting in Poland

by hhamblin on May 30, 2013

  We are very excited about our revitalized Polish program! Our Polish In-Country Coordinators have over 25 years of experience in helping families and children with international adoptions.  Poland has a very rich culture and heritage with a population of over 38.5 million people, and it is the approximate size of the state of New [...]