When Your Child Asks, “Why Couldn’t I Live With My Birth Parents Like Everyone Else?”

There are some questions adoptive parents just dread hearing. It’s not because they are hurtful or they don’t want to

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

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

Why Adoption Fundraising Is Necessary For Adopting Parents

There are a lot of obstacles in adoption and sometimes the cost associated with the adoption professionals is one of

To My Daughter’s Birth Mother: Our Door Is Always Open

Adoptive parents often get a bad rap for closing adoptions or weaseling our way into an adoption match by promising

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

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Adoptive Parents Aren’t Parents

It’s been all the rage in the adoption community and also making its rounds outside of that community and into

How My Boyfriend Reacted When I Told Him I Was a Birth Mom

Hearing from women who have placed their child with an adoptive family provides us insight and gives us knowledge on

Dear Future Adoptive Parents: 3 Bits of Advice While You Are Waiting for Your Baby

Adoptive parents have a lot of fears, insecurities and uncertainties while they wait for their match and placement. This article

Stop Bashing Birthmoms For Placing Their Babies For Adoption

People seem to think it’s completely OK to perpetuate the negative stereotypes of birth moms. Why is bashing these women

8 Reasons Why Adoptees Should Have Access to Their Original Birth Certificates

I luckily live in a state that recently enacted a law opening up birth certificates for adoptees that were 18

How I Handled Calls from Prospective Birth Mothers

This hopeful adoptive family created a profile then placed an ad seeking their adoption match.  When their phone started to

A day after Facebook post, St. Paul woman finds birth mother

We’ve all seen them. Facebook posts of people searching for their birth parents or child they placed for adoption. A

The Day I Found Adoptive Parents For My Twins

It’s not real common that you hear about twins in adoption. Read this beautiful story about a mother and the

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

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