I choose him over and over again.

Everything has ups and downs, including parenting. Every day we choose love. To love our friends, our spouse, our children.

How I Learned To Let Go Of My “What Ifs” And Live Peacefully With How My Life Is

Letting go, in my experience, is one of the most difficult tasks. I hold on to a lot. I hold

A Preemie Adoption Story from Jessica

Some adoptions start off easily and others have bumps in the road. If you have any experience with a baby

It Takes a Village

How do you take compliments? How often did you judge moms before having children of your own? Sometimes words of

How to Talk to Your Infertile Friend

There is an elephant in the room… it’s infertility. People seem to ask a lot of really inappropriate questions when

Does My Child Need Emotional Therapy?

Sometimes it’s hard to know when your child needs additional help. You may feel like you should be able to

Your Foster Care Fears Are Real. Do it anyway.

No one is here to tell you the fears you have about foster care are unfounded or sugar coat the

Fostering or Adopting: For the Husband That’s Not Sure

It’s not uncommon for couples to arrive at the decision to foster or adopt at different times. Many times the

5 Things to Consider Before Deciding to Adopt

If you are considering growing your family through adoption, before you decide on adoption, make sure you have considered all

For Their Good

Sometimes things happen that are for our own good and we don’t even know it. Special needs adoption for some

Let’s Talk About Post Adoption Depression

Most people know about Post-Partum Depression, but many people have no idea that Post Adoption Depression is actually a thing.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Adoption

When you have children and then add to your family through adoption, it becomes a family affair. My son was

A Letter from an Adoptee to Her Sons

Sometimes talking to children can be tough.  They have a million questions when you share with them big news or

Where to Have Visits with Birth Family in an Open Adoption

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out where to have open adoption visits where everyone feels relaxed and gives

Things I Wish All Adoptive Parents Knew

Sometimes we are just lost in a world of knowledge, trying to make our way through trial and error. But

What Happens When the Story Changes?

Piecing together information in any adoption can be challenging. Sometimes we get information we believe to be true, but then

Genes aren’t destiny, and other things I’ve learned from being adopted

 Are we destined based on our genes? Is being adopted somehow a miracle that saves a child? What has more

#AdoptionTalk – Anything Goes

Sometimes you just need someone who is willing to lay it all out there for you. Totally real adoption talk

5 Universal Truths I Learned From Being Adopted

As adoptive and birth parents, we all want to know what goes through the mind of the adoptee. Do they

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion

Birth family reunions can be really intimidating and exciting with a million other emotions all intertwined. The night before a

7 Questions Adopted Children May Ask

Whether you are just considering adopting or starting to wonder what kind of questions to prepare yourself for as your

Study highlights importance of communication in open adoption relationships

What is it about open adoption that makes it more beneficial for the adoptee? It is that that communication plays

Five Ways to Find Comfort When Facing the Hardships of Infertility

Whether you have suffered the hardships of infertility directly or through other medical problems, it is often a very difficult

The Hospital & Birth Experience: Advice for Adoptive Parents

As adoptive parents, we often wonder what the hospital experience should or would look like. My most simple advice would

I was the first blood relative my mother ever laid eyes on

An appalling and outdated law means thousands of New Zealanders still have no access to information about their identities. Bonnie

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