And She Loved A Little Baby…

Any story that references The Giving Tree has my attention. It’s my favorite book. It’s a tale of true love.

Full Circle: Man Returns To The Village Where He Was Once Kidnapped And Sold To An Orphanage

When we think of adoption, we do not think of adopting a kidnapped child. A child with a willing and

Foster Siblings Find Each Other 8 Years Later at Job Fair Thanks to a Cop Who’s Been In Their Shoes

Foster siblings grow close, become friends and like siblings. When they go their separate ways sometimes they stay in contact,

How Adoption Destroyed my Life

Warnings about how fostering or adopting could ruin your life come from well meaning people with good intentions to protect

Levi’s Story — Part 2

Adoptions are full of many emotions. Excitement and nervousness are wrapped up into the journey. While awaiting Levi, this family

The Question

The biggest question for most adoptees is “why?”.  While open adoption provides insight and adoptive parents can give some guidance

Duckworth Adoption Profile

When I watched this video I cried; not sad tears, but giant rolling happy tears.  It was touching and filled

Six Things Foster Care Has Helped Me Learn About Teaching

Some experiences in life teach us more than a lifetime of other experiences. We may thing we have seen it

Using adoption as a threat

Have you overheard people threaten to their kids they will leave them, give them away, send them to grandma, let

Birth Mother Blogs

Looking for a resource that compiles a bunch of voices of birth mothers? Look no further, America Adopts has it

Public Domestic Adoption

There are many types of adoption, but the two main types of domestic adoption are public and private. Public adoption

Speaking Well Of Birth Fathers (Even When They Don’t Deserve It)

It’s not always easy to speak well about someone who makes consistently bad choices, has let you down, disrespected you

Why I Hate the Phrase “Put Up for Adoption”

There are some terms that just get under people’s skin. In the adoption community, “put up for adoption” is one

It Drives Me Crazy When People Say These Things About Adoption

We’ve all heard them; remarks from usually well-meaning by ill informed people. How do we combat the stereotypes and lack

Best Friends From Chinese Orphanage Reunite In Tear-Jerking Adoption Video

Watch these two best friends from a Chinese orphanage reunite. “You think you’re doing something for these kids, but in

Coercion in Adoption: What It Is and Why It Is Wrong

Adoption can be a tricky thing. There are laws and there are ethics. What is deemed legal isn’t always ethical,

Surviving & thriving when baby is returned home

Of of the toughest and sometimes happiness moments for those who work in foster care is when a child is

41+ Things You Wish People Wouldn’t Say About Adoption

If you are an adoptive family, you probably think you’ve heard it all.  Here’s a list of some things that

What If My Extended Family Doesn’t Accept Our Adopted Child?

I can remember the fears when we were awaiting the birth of our child through adoption. When family members were

Father of 3 adopted boys: ‘Family is deeper than skin color’

Everyone deserves a family, is the motto of Barry Farmer. When he decided he wanted to be a foster parent,

Adoption Creed

I come across many people that think that adoptive parents will do ANYTHING it takes to be parents, to gain

6 things we would have done differently on our first adoption

Starting the adoption journey can be overwhelming and you learn a lot of lessons after the fact. It’s really helpful

Packing list for adoption travel and waiting for ICPC

If you are anything like me, packing for a trip is difficult. Packing for an international adoption would be downright

this hair journey

One of the biggest or most talked about topics in transracial adoption seems to be about hair. Fact is, it

The Adoption Question Box

If your kids aren’t talking about adoption without your prompting, it doesn’t mean they aren’t thinking about it. Sometimes kids

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