Reunion: 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Finding My Birth Parents

Many people who were adopted dream of one day being reunited with their birth family if they grew up in

5 Stereotypes About Birth Parents that Need to Die Now

When you think of birth parents, what stereotypes come to mind? Young, poverty stricken, unmarried, addicts, raped, etc? This article

Adoptive Mom Trying to Find Son’s Birth Parents Before He Goes Blind

We all know how important our roots and connection to our family is.  Open adoption is meant to prevent feelings

Birth Parents Reunited

Sometimes you hear these super sweet and romantic stories of love that end in such happiness. Boy meets girl, but

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Your Birth Child

Sometimes gift giving can be a real challenge. Especially when you want the gift to truly be unique and come

Should We Shake Hands? The Day I Met My Birth Mother

When I meet someone after chatting with them online or on the phone for awhile, I often wonder how to

4 Tips for Handling Multiple Birth Parent Relationships

Often in open adoption relationships, the fear of the unknown or hurting each others feeling makes people avoid conflict, confrontation

The Unconditional Love Of A Birth Mother

We often hear from adoptive parents and birth parents, but we all relish the moments when those who were adopted

How I Feel About My Child’s Birth Mother

This is one of my all-time favorite articles written about adoption.  Why? Because too often I get asked about my

A Birth Parent’s “Right to Privacy” vs. an Adoptee’s “Right to Know”

I often seen a lot of information about keeping adoption contact open because it was promised to the birth parent. 

I’m A Birth Mom, But I’m Not…

I’m A Birth Mom, But I’m Not… watch this video to understand the false myths that surround birth moms.  Don’t

The Moment I Became a Birth Mom

Gaining insight to what a birth mother feels about her journey, her placement and her child is valuable information. I

Beating Birth Mom Stigmas

The stigmas of being a birth mom usually lead to pity or lack of understanding. It forces many birth parents

I Asked My Son If He Missed His Birth Mom

I Asked My Son If He Missed His Birth Mom. What He Said Next Moved Me. No matter what type

5 Things Hopeful Adoptive Parents Should Never Do at the Hospital

I feel lucky that our agency somewhat guided us on the do’s and don’ts of etiquette when adopting a baby.

Birth Mothers Have to Accomplish…

This quote touches on an important topic of loss and letting go in adoption placement.  A birth mother has to

Indiana Adoption Birth Certificates

Measure would allow adoptees born between 1941 and 1994 to access their birth certificates. Adoptees born between 1941 and 1994

Birth Parent Gifts

Are you looking for that perfect gift to give to your child’s birth parents? Look no further with these DIY

How I Feel About My Child’s Birth Mother

People who don’t understand adoption are surely not going to easily understand open adoption. Many times people question open adoption

Open Adoption – Pros and Cons

While most consider open adoption to be in the best interest of the child, what situations call for closed or

Transracial Adoption: Blind to Color

It’s not often we get the pleasure of hearing the voice of adult adoptees.  They are so valuable to the

Top 10 Tips For Answering Your Child’s Questions

Adoption relationships with birth parents can sometimes be tricky.  Even in an open adoption, sometimes not everyone is in contact

I Didn’t Give you the Gift of Life

Every time someone finds out I adopted my son, they often thank or praise me.  I know that they are

Thanks & Gratitude in Adoption

In my open adoption, I have immense gratitude for my son’s birth family. The selfless decisions they made and the

Reuniting With a Long-Lost Father

An inspirational story about a woman and her birth father reuniting. Video: “I Never Thought I’d Find Him”: Birth Father

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