What Is Adoption?

When I started this journey many years ago, my answer would have been very different. Today I am wiser, smarter, and have a much more realistic view of adoption. Sit back and read with me as we travel through...

International Adoption

International adoption is an exciting adoption process filled with many unknowns. While the excitement of international adoption can be fun, it can also keep you on your toes. The process can often be longer...

What Does “Give Up for Adoption” Really Mean?

As an adoptee, I’ve grown more aware of people’s perceptions about adoption and the roles that incorrect and insensitive sayings and correct and informed statements have. First and foremost, “Give Up for...

Couple Adoption vs. Single Parent Adoption

The decision to adopt is a very intimate and life-changing journey. You are most likely finding yourself being pulled to becoming a parent. This may be as a single person or as a couple. There is no right or...

Foster to Adopt

Adoption is full of acronyms and phrases that can be confusing to someone unfamiliar with the process. The phrase “foster to adopt” is one adoption phrase that is very straightforward! Foster to adopt is...

Birth fathers often have a bad reputation in the adoption community. But they can contribute greatly to the adoption triad.

Honoring Fathers in the Adoption Community

A father is an important part of a child’s life. Studies have shown that children who have affection and support from their fathers have great cognitive and social development. When my husband, Ryan, and I were facing...

Have you been considering international adoption? If so, what about adoption from Africa? Before adopting from Africa, here are some.

Adoption From Africa

Are you considering international or foreign adoption? If so, you probably thought of adopting from China or Russia, but have you ever considered adoption from Africa? Maybe you have already considered adopting from...

The superheroes of adoption come in many forms—you might even be one! Here are a few stellar examples of superheroes in the adoption world.

The Superheroes of Adoption

When I hear the word superheroes, I think of comic books, cartoons, and movie characters like Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, and Spider-Man. My oldest son started his love of superheroes at a young age. His favorite...

There have been many attempts over the years to make movies about adoption. Let's take a look at the good, bad, and ugly adoption movies.

Movies about Adoption

Cue the lights, pop the popcorn, and settle down in the best seat in the house to enjoy 90 plus minutes of escape to another realm. The entertainment industry is not only worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but it...

While adoption has many benefits, sometimes those in the adoption triad can experience issues with mental health, like anxiety. But there.

Coping With Anxiety In My Adoption

The idea of having anxiety relating to adoption is a concept that I largely avoided until about two years ago. I remember the precise moment when I realized that I was processing a situation the way that I was because...

You may be surprised at the number of historical figures who were adopted. Many of these individuals are household names. They contributed.

Historical Figures Who Were Adopted

Adoption is often looked upon as a barrier to happiness, success, and fulfillment, but in fact, many well-known historical figures have been touched by adoption. Despite the stereotypes and myths, these people have gone...

Adoption doesn't only change the life of a child, it can change the life of a parent. Jackie might not have found out she had cancer if it.

Jackie’s Adoption Story

From the time I was little, when I saw Oliver! and Annie and read a book called Adopted Jane, I knew that I would want to adopt a child when I grew up. My little brother, my only sibling, was adopted at three days old...

Do you wish you had a step-by-step guide for parenting? If only that existed. Still, these books about adoption are great resources.

My Favorite Books About Adoption

Whether you are considering growing your family through adoption, are currently drowning in paperwork as you finish up your journey before pick-up, or have already brought your child(ren) home, finding new resources to...

Is adoption good for the child? Like many other things in life, it depends. But adoption can be a wonderful opportunity for all involved.

Is Adoption Good for the Child?

Adoption is an opportunity for children who need a family to find a family. But is adoption good for the child? That is the question. Both expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents often wonder whether or not...

When developing an adoption plan, many people want to know more about open adoption. But what exactly is it? Open adoption is the level of.

What If I Want An Open Adoption?

If you have chosen to create an adoption plan for your baby, you probably have a number of questions, hopes, and even concerns as you begin to decide on details. One of the first decisions you have to make is the level...

At age 19, Monyay did what many older children in foster care will never do: she got adopted. Caseworker Leah is now officially her mom.

Adopted By Her Caseworker

Adoption is a beautiful gift for many families. It is a fitting and acceptable way to guide children in foster care to a forever family. But what happens if, time and time again, some foster children get rejected? Maybe...

Do you want to learn more about adoption but feel like you are always too busy? Podcasts might be the way to go.

5 Great Podcasts about Adoption

Hello, adoption community. I have a confession to make. I’m actually kind of embarrassed to say this. I am very behind the times. I thought I was staying caught up with all the latest trends and the best ways to absorb...

Have you ever been curious about open adoption? Do you wonder if it would be right for you? I'll share my experience with open adoption.

The Open Adoption Experience

Birth Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day were recently celebrated—personally, this was my 11th Mother’s Day as a mother. Because of another woman who gave birth and placed her son with my husband and me, I am a mother. I...