Adoption Agency News • Press Release: November is National Adoption Awareness Month • Adoption Agency in NY, VT | Friends in Adoption (FIA)


Media Contact: Publicist Kate Austin-Avon of Advokate,, (518) 353-2121

NEW YORK — National Adoption Month is just around the corner, taking place during the month of November. Friends in Adoption, a not-for-profit adoption agency operating nationwide with offices in Saratoga Springs and Ossining, New York, and Castleton, Vermont, is sharing adoption stories all month with the goal of raising awareness about adoption.

One such story is Colin’s adoption story. He has an open adoption and was interviewed as a high school senior for a video that is posted on Friends in Adoption’s YouTube channel. “It was hard for me at first, but now I understand. I’m the same age as my birth parents were when I was born and I couldn’t possibly take care of a baby right now,” Colin said. “My family is twice as big and twice the amount of love. It’s just amazing. I love it.”

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was 17, and I knew that I was going to make an open adoption plan. I knew that I was definitely not ready to parent, definitely not ready to say goodbye, and it seemed like the perfect option,” says Colin’s birth mother. “I prayed and hoped that Colin would know that it was based in love.” Colin’s full story is one of several that is shared on Friends in Adoption’s YouTube channel.

“We live in Upstate New York with our son Zander and our two dogs. We met in 2002 when I was moving upstate for graduate school and Eric was an undergraduate, and we always knew that we wanted to have a family together,” says Eric, an adoptive father. His husband Eric adds, “We decided to look into adoption… It seemed like the right thing for us.”

John, an adoptive father, says, “Everybody said it before and during and it’s so true — our child came when he came. It was hard along the way, but we got so lucky. [Our son] Thomas is so much fun and so curious. He started walking on his first birthday this year and he just walks around the house all day picking things up, trying to figure them out. You can buy all the toys in the world and his favorite things to play with are lightswitches, dials, buttons and wires.”

1 2 3 4