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Dear Adoption, You Are My Biggest Blessing And My Greatest Sorrow

Adoptees often struggle with conflicting feelings about their adoptions. This conflict is articulately described by Bekah Mallory, who was adopted

What Is The Most Appalling Thing Someone Has Said To You As An Adoptive Parent?

There are a lot of awesome, supportive people out there. And there are a few who are ignorant and sometimes

Difficult to Place: Changing the Language of Foster Care

“Words are powerful,” writes Michelle Madrid-Branch. She should know. As a child in the foster care system she was labeled

Looking For Their Forever Family: Trinity, Tres, and Paul

Trinity, Ricardo “Tres,” and Paul are very close. They’ve been through a lot together, and they look out for each

How to Offend All Fathers Touched by Adoption on Father’s Day

If you’ve ever participated in the online adoption community, you’ve probably noticed that it’s pretty female-heavy. Don’t take this to

Adoption Is My Nationality

Michelle Madrid-Branch is an adoptee who braved the perils of adoption reunion and sought after her adoption truths. Over time, she

Birth Mother And Son Reunite After 51 Years

Anne Burroughs has lived a full, happy life. She raised two sons and has worked as a nurse and nursing

Attachment Disorder: Diagnosis And Treatment

“The language of children is behavior. Feelings such as loss, grief, and sadness may be expressed in angry, alienating behaviors.

The One Thing This Boy Is Grateful That His Mom Did (Aside From Ordering Pizza)

In a handwritten note he gave his mom on Mother’s Day this year, one 9-year-old boy made sure to express

Looking For His Forever Family: Meet Moses

“I would say I’m rolling with the punches, just going through life the best I can.” Originally from Haiti, where

Man Finds Birth Siblings After 55-Year Separation

The last time Richard Clauson saw his older brother, Larry, the older child was stuffing his younger brother into a

8 Creative Adoption Fundraising Ideas

When the discussion turns to adoption costs, fundraising is often presented as a way to help offset the expense of

Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren on Their Adoption Journey – and the Heartbreaking Decision to Initially Leave Willa Behind

Country superstar Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, are settling happily into life as a family of three after spending

7 Things People Need To Start Saying About Adoptive Moms

There are certain things people need to avoid saying to adoptive moms. “You’ll get pregnant now that you’ve adopted!” and

The International Adoption Guide

International adoption is not a simple process! But this guide can help you understand how it all works and get

Adoption Means I Have A License To Parent. Literally.

I loved this little piece of adoption humor! No doubt about it: that home study is pretty serious business. If you’ve

Visiting My Son’s Birth Mother In Ethiopia Taught Me How Strong I Was As A Mother

A few years after adopting her son from Ethiopia, Amber was approached by her little boy, who asked her where

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Positive Adoption Language?

Those new to the world of adoption may not be familiar with the most respectful way to phrase things. News

Don’t Adopted Kids Have Issues?

“One of the things I’ve heard more than once is that your adopted child is going to have issues. When

Looking For Their Forever Family: Meet La Mont’e and Nicholas

La Mont’e, 15, and Nicholas 14 are brothers from Georgia who are hoping to be adopted together. They are described

To The Childless Mother On Mother’s Day

After four painful years of infertility, Jessica Good was excited to be able to finally celebrate Mother’s Day as a

Quiz: Why Would A Birth Mom Want To Remember?

We hear a lot about the challenges associated with placing a child – the agonizing decision, the sacrifice, the subsequent

Looking For His Forever Family: Meet Alexander

Alexander, age 11, is an imaginative boy with aspirations to channel his creative energy as a comic book creator, robot

Affording Adoption Guide

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the phrase, “We would adopt, but it’s just too expensive!” But

Couple Who Adopted 2 Sets of Twins Gives Birth to Twins . . . And They All Have The Same Birthday!

Carrie and Craig Kosinski were told they wouldn’t be able to have biological children. They were happy to pursue adoption,

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