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

Comparison Chart for Major Types of Adoption

Considering adoption, but don’t have any idea where to start? Starting with what type of adoption is best for you

Donald Trump’s Childcare Plan Includes Foster And Adopted Children

Curious where the politicians stand on childcare, adoption and maternity? Read this story and watch the accompanying video to learn

To The Prospective Adoptive Mother Who Worries She’ll Never Get Chosen

It’s easy to get discouraged when you know the fate of your future and growing your family is out of

Can I Fail the Adoption Homestudy?

If you are fearing your upcoming homestudy, you aren’t alone. When I had my adoption homestudy, I was very fearful

How to Adopt a Domestic Newborn Baby as Fast as Possible

Are you hoping to adopt, but have heard it can take a really long time to bring your child home?

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