8 Reasons Why Adoptees Should Have Access to Their Original Birth Certificates

I luckily live in a state that recently enacted a law opening up birth certificates for adoptees that were 18

Understanding the Adoption Child

A short documentary that helps people understand young people and how adoption effects them. Understanding the adopted child is hard

Why I Hate the Phrase “Put Up for Adoption”

Understanding adoption language is an important part of education as well as sensitivity. In the past phrases were used to

Top 7 Things I’ve Learned About Myself Because of Adoption

Sometime as adoptive parents, especially adoptive parents who also have biological parents, learn a lot about themselves in the process

11 Pictures of What Open Adoption Really Looks Like

Many people wonder how an adoptive family could embrace an open adoption. Without first hand knowledge of open adoption, it

Meet Christian

Wednesday’s Child: Meet Christian Christian, born 7/00, is a very charming, honest, articulate, optimistic, smart and funny African American teen.

9 Strategies For Making A Blended Family Blend

If you are like many families today, you could be a blended family. Whether it’s adopted children or step children,

How I Handled Calls from Prospective Birth Mothers

This hopeful adoptive family created a profile then placed an ad seeking their adoption match.  When their phone started to

Open Embryo Donation vs. Open Adoption: What’s the Difference?

This adoptive mother reflects on if embryo donation/adoption was an option when she adopted, would she have chosen that route. 

Adoption Terminology: When to Step in and Educate and When to Let it Go

There is a lot to be said for the phrase “pick your battles”. Adoption terminology is a hot topic for

Why Open Adoption Isn’t Confusing To Children

When we first started considering adoption, open adoption sounded scary.  We were hesitant to even consider it out of our

Adoption Is A Family Love Affair

No two adoptions are alike. Whether they are infant adoptions, foster adoptions or international adoptions, the history, health, demographic, exposure

So Many Emotions About My Son’s Adoption Reunion

Read a reader letter about how this adoptive mother is happy, yet feeling some pain from her son’s reunion with

4 tips on finding the right support group for you

If you are considering adoption, have adopted, or are a foster parent, you may be in need of a support

5 Things Every Adoption Social Worker Wants to Tell Hopeful Adoptive Parents

A Social worker has so much knowledge and advice to pass on to hopeful adoptive parents.  Much of which is

10 Keys to Healing Trauma in the Foster/Adopted Child

Fact is, that kids that are in foster care or adopted face more trauma and loss than the average child.

Why One Adoptive Couple Is Daring People to Dance

One of the few online challenges I can get behind! Who doesn’t like to dance? And to dance for a

Where there is adoption, there is grief.

The emotions attached to adoption can be very overwhelming.  When sadness creeps in, it’s hard to process and realize that

4 Emotions Adoptive Parents are NOT Allowed to Feel

A lot of emotions creep in when you become a new parent. When you become a parent through adoption those

Gave Me Life

The Life They Created One set of parents gave me life. Another gave me A life. It took both of

A day after Facebook post, St. Paul woman finds birth mother

We’ve all seen them. Facebook posts of people searching for their birth parents or child they placed for adoption. A

A Nation’s Buried Pain

So many people have adopted from China over the last few decades, but now the people are speaking out on

What to Do if You’re Hoping to Adopt Without an Agency and It’s Not Working

If you are hoping to adopt but would rather try your hand at doing it without an agency, here are

7 Things You Need to Know About Adopting a Child With Drug Exposure or FAS

Sometimes you have very little exposure to certain things and are forced to learn about them through being throw in

Adoption and Identity

Adoption & Identity: moving from what was to what can be Why is the topic of identity so important to

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