Adoption and Divorce: A Guide for Adoptive Parents

Being adoptive parents, somehow makes us even harder on ourselves than other people normally would be.  We expect perfection from

For everyone on their adoption journey

It’s quite uncommon to hear about young adoptive parents.  Then add in the extra layer of single male adopting and

What if I’m Raising Someone Else’s Children?

There have been many times in my adult life I felt like I was just playing house.  Pretending to be

Adoption Books for Kids

MY BOOKS I want adopted kids, especially my own kids, to be proud of who they are, of where they

An Open Letter to Hopeful Adoptive Parents

Waiting to start your family is hard. As an adoptive parent myself, I remember the trenches of infertility. I remember

When Love Is Not Enough

I am sharing this post about the insecurities that plague me when I realize what my children have lost in

How Not to Handle Your Own Ignorance On the Internet

We have all found ourselves triggered by a topic on the Internet or in the throws of a heated argument

A Life Let Go

The history of closed adoption is rife with stories of shame, fear, social condemnation, and today families still deal with

Open Adoption – Reflections On The Journey

This is a blog post I wrote reflecting on how our open adoption has evolved over time and how I

Introducing – Adoption Stuff Worth Sharing

We are blessed to have as our parent company and the support is astounding! Thanks for the shout-out from

Letter Box Surprise

You may send dozens of contact letters to your child’s birth family and siblings, and never receive a single reply

The Orphan Keeper: Hollywood Endings

The Orphan Keeper: Hollywood Endings Kidnapped from his family in India and sold to an orphanage then adopted by an

Unique Challenges in Domestic Infant Adoption

When I started my adoption journey, I reached out to local support groups and anyone I knew with a connection

Letters – easier than words

Sometimes children express their emotions in ways we don’t fully understand as adults. Sadness can come across as anger, as

‘This Is Us’: Mandy Moore on Adoption, Singing and Balancing the Gut-Wrenching Past and Present

An emotional story that follows the character Mandy Moore plays through her life shares an important adoption message. ‘This Is

The Orphan Keeper: Prejudice

The Orphan Keeper: Prejudice Kidnapped in India and sold to a Christian orphanage and later adopted into a white American

Does Open Adoption Seem Scary To You? 5 Reasons To Consider It.

I was once one of those hopeful adoptive parents that feared open adoption. It was very scary to me to

The Orphan Keeper: Take Time to Listen

The Orphan Keeper: Take Time to Listen Born poor in India, kidnapped and placed in an orphanage then adopted into

Adoption milestones

If you are just starting to consider adoption as a way to grow your family you may be very curious

Before You Were Mine

You can relate. You once had a life that was all yours. You once pampered yourself and were selfish. You

Olly Murs Broke my Lightbulb

Sometimes when dealing with adoption or foster kids, you also just get the joy of being a parent. Sometimes it’s

When friends ask ‘What can I do to help?’

If you are anything like me, you refuse help when offered and asking for it is downright not happening most

Everyday Hero: Woman puts focus on adoptions

In addition to helping adoptive families get the answers to their questions and support when in need, Connie Going is

Praying for “her”

When you have a foster placement or adopt an older child, the things the child has been through can sometimes

Safeguarding your adopted child in school

When adopting an older child and sending him off to school, you may be prepared for some serious changes, behaviors

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