Orlando Adoption Network
Orlando Adoption Network Meetings
  • Differences, advantages and disadvantages of international versus domestic adoption
  • Upsides and downsides of open versus closed adoption
  • Special challenges of having biological and adopted children in the same family
  • Benefits and drawbacks of agency adoptions versus private adoption
  • Variety of opinions on whether to tell children they are adopted and when
  • Process of foster adoption and the special heart it takes
  • Many issues to consider when dealing with children of a different ethnicity
  • Intricacies of adopting from a relative
  • Various pros and cons of having an only child or several children
  • Issues of attachment that can accompany children of adoption
  • Feelings of adoptees as they are growing up, we have adults to ask!
  • Different opinions on labeling; having an "adoptive" family or "adopted" children
  • How to answer the question "where are my real parents?"

"We need a place where we can gather with pitch forks and torches and angrily complain about things from our perspective. Then put out the torches, throw down the pitch forks and grumble while we find a way to pay for it all."
-- Michael, OAN member

Orlando Adoption Network Articles
Orlando Adoption Network article in Insight East Orlando Insight article about the Orlando Adoption Network, October 2013

Avalon Park Community Organization Of The Year Award, 2012 Orlando Adoption Network
Community Organization Of The Year, 2012

Orlando Adoption Network featured by Orange County Library System Orange County Library System magazine cover, January 2012

Orlando Adoption Network article in Lifestyle Lifestyle Magazine article about the Orlando Adoption Network, November 2011

Orlando Adoption Network article in EOSun EOSun article about the Orlando Adoption Network, June 2009
Orlando Adoption Network Sponsors

Orlando Adoption Network relies on the volunteer efforts of participating families. Additional support has been provided by the groups below. Contact us if you'd like to help support Orlando Adoption Network, or donate using the link below. All proceeds help cover the cost of childcare, website hosting, and promotional materials. Thanks!

If you have Amazon shopping to do, clicking here
first helps support OAN at no extra cost to you!

Connecting Hearts focuses on international
and domestic home study services.
Connecting Hearts Adoption Services in Orlando Fl

Heart Of Adoptions are experienced adoption professionals with 4 Central Florida locations.

Also, many thanks to the Clous Family.