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Is COVID-19 impacting adoptions?

Is COVID-19 impacting adoptions?

Sarah Jacobsen of Channel 2 News wanted to know... How is Covid-19 impacting international and local adoptions? The International and Foster-Adopt teams at A New Beginning had a discussion about how international adoption was impacted mostly due to travel...

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Birth Mother Mentor Program

Birth Mother Mentor Program

"I never want someone to feel alone like I did." ~Birth Mother There is so much going on behind the scenes and this is too exciting not to share.   Most of you know the strength and courage a birth mother possess is unmatched.  What you might not know is what she...

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USCIS Update – COVID-19 Impact on International Adoptions

USCIS Update – COVID-19 Impact on International Adoptions

International Adoptions and COVID-19, provided by USCIS USCIS recognizes that prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) may have concerns about potential delays in completing certain requirements to allow for adjudication of their adoption applications or petitions because...

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Go away COVID-19!

Go away COVID-19!

 In response to the increase in COVID cases in Ada County, As of July 1, 2020 A New Beginning’s Physical Office in Boise will temporarily close and we will resume business remotely. IF YOU ARE PREGNANT or working with some who is pregnant and need services, TEXT or...

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USCIS Update for International Adoptions

USCIS Update for International Adoptions

With the pandemic outbreak, families going through the International Adoption process have been impacted the most.   We encourage families to remain in close contact with their international adoption agency for frequent updates, but also to visit the USCIS website for...

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Office Reopening

Office Reopening

Plan for reopening Update May 26, 2020 We are excited to announce that A New Beginning Adoption Agency will be opening its physical office on June 1st with some adjustments and safety protocol.  Please review carefully so your visit will be the best it can be. New...

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COVID-19 UPDATE May 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE May 1, 2020

Update May 1, 2020 As Idaho is gradually phasing its way back to a new normal, A New Beginning is following state guidelines and will continue to only do business face to face when necessary.  Thus far, our use of technology has made it possible to continue adoption...

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COVID-19 UPDATE April 16

COVID-19 UPDATE April 16

Update April 16, 2020 A New Beginning has been successful in being able to continue services to both adoptive families and birth families throughout the COVID pandemic, thus far. We will maintain the recommended social distancing protocol until at least April 30 and...

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Easy steps for self-care

Easy steps for self-care

Tips to help your immune system to stay healthy by Dorothea Stark, Personal Trainer   Eat plenty of veggies and fruit.   Veggies and fruit are high in fiber, antioxidants that help support your immune system as well as detoxify our bodies. Half your plate should be...

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COVID-19 UPDATE April 7

COVID-19 UPDATE April 7

Update April 7, 2020 A New Beginning is following the federal recommendations of social distancing and will continue to keep our physical office closed until at least April 30.  We will continue with your adoption service remotely, utilizing technology to connect.  We...

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Educational Sites while social distancing

Educational Sites while social distancing

Learning Resources - Click to download our learning guide While the world is fighting COVID-19, each of us at home with a restless crew are fighting another battle, boredom!  Of course, we also want to keep our small villages brain power in peak condition so when they...

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Service continues while physical office is closed

Service continues while physical office is closed

At A New Beginning Adoption Agency, the safety and health of our families and staff are our top priority. Our mission is to help build families through adoption and provide free & confidential unplanned pregnancy services to women across Idaho. With the...

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Foster-Adoption Discussion Panel

Foster-Adoption Discussion Panel

Watch channel 5’s cover story on the Pendergrass family here. Join us as the Foster-Adopt Discussion Panel, Feb. 11 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Click here to register Foster-Adopt Discussion Panel One of the most common question’s we are asked about the Foster-Adopt...

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Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving

Each November – December, A New Beginning reaches out to the community and invites them to join us in sponsoring one or more families who may need some help over the holiday season and kick off host donation drives for specific programs to help children and families...

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Grateful Heart

Grateful Heart

It is with a very grateful heart that A New Beginning thanks all of our donors, volunteers, business sponsors and individual sponsors each and every year for supporting the work of the organization.  We truly believe in building families through adoption and...

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Safeguarding yourself while networking on your own

Safeguarding yourself while networking on your own

Important information for Adoptive Parents Many adoptive families are networking on their own in an effort to find a baby.  We care about our families and want you to share information we feel is helpful in their search and adoption journey.   Please be careful and...

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Lessons I learned

Lessons I learned

Board Member, Birth Parent Support Coordinator, Author, Birth Parent and Comedian, Megan Bryant shares her adoption story and highlights lessons learned. "As I sat there so many years ago in a tiny hiccup of time, in a situation that was pivotal to so many...

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