International Adoption Agencies

When my husband and I first began the process to adopt, we were overwhelmed by the options. Should we choose domestic, foster care, or international adoption? Should we pursue an independent adoption or work...

Adopting An Older Child

I had a conversation a while back with a friend about maybe possibly someday wanting to foster an older child. At the time, I had two toddlers running and running and running underfoot at home, and like so...

Newborn Adoption

It’s true what they say, babies really do change everything. Any parent of a newborn will tell you that you can say goodbye to life as you know it once that sweet bundle of joy is placed safely and snuggly...

Adoption in Virginia

If you reside in Virginia or a neighboring state and are considering adoption as a means to grow your family, you may be wondering if there is anything unique or anything specific you should know about...

Unplanned Pregnancy

 “A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy.” This quote was spoken by actress Patricia Heaton, and I firmly agree with her belief. Unplanned pregnancies...

Thinking about adopting from Africa but aren't sure where to start? Here are African countries that used to and now participate in international adoption.

Adopting From Africa

When beginning the process of international adoption it seems like the possibilities are endless. As prospective adoptive parents are you drawn to Asia, South America, or maybe Africa? Which continent speaks to you...

Wondering how to adopt? Here is some guidance on what to expect depending upon the type of adoption that you choose to pursue.

How to Adopt

Adopting a child is so much more than a step-by-step process. How do you adopt a child?  You bring a heart to the table, ready to be turned inside out. Sasha Martin, an author and blogger, wrote, “If you have more than...

Adopting an older child can be intimidating but there are many older child out there who need a loving and caring home where they can thrive.

Adopting An Older Child

I had a conversation a while back with a friend about maybe possibly someday wanting to foster an older child. At the time, I had two toddlers running and running and running underfoot at home, and like so many new...

Curious about what an adoption subsidy is and if you qualify? Click here to read more and find out how to qualify for one.

Adoption Subsidy

If you are considering adopting from the foster care system, or have already adopted from the foster care system, you may have assistance available to you. This is known as an adoption subsidy or adoption assistance...

Looking into adoption requirements? Read this to find requirements for international and domestic adoptions so you can be prepared.

Adoption Requirements

Whether you are new to the world of adoption or a seasoned adoptive family, understanding the rules and regulations regarding adoption can be complicated. Adoption requirements and qualifications vary depending on what...

Wondering about the cost to adopt a child? Thinking about pursuing adoption? Here are some tips and numbers to answer your questions.

Cost to Adopt a Child

A paper pregnancy comes with a lot more red tape than a biological pregnancy. Nobody walked into your house after your first pregnancy announcement, tested your fridge temperature, checked for outlet covers, and ensured...

If you're looking to pursue adoption in Wisconsin then this is the place to start! Here is a good starting point for research.

Adoption in Wisconsin

The amount of information out there regarding adoptions can be overwhelming and confusing at best. In this article, I am going to try my best to help you understand adoption in Wisconsin. While I am not an adoption...

Looking for adoption agencies in Texas? Look no further! We have resources here to help you find a great adoption agency in Texas.

Adoption Agencies in Texas

Texas is ranked as the second largest state in this country! It is a place with great space, a large population, and a huge need for the gift of adoption for many different reasons. There is a large number of children...

The process for adoption in Utah can be complex whether you want to pursue domestic, foster, or international adoption. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Adoption in Utah

Deciding to build your family through adoption is an exciting step. At first, it can be difficult to understand who is qualified to adopt, the types of children available, and the process of adoption. Here is everything...

If you're interested in newborn adoption the start your research here. You need to prepare prior to adopting a baby, here are some things to be ready for.

Newborn Adoption

It’s true what they say, babies really do change everything. Any parent of a newborn will tell you that you can say goodbye to life as you know it once that sweet bundle of joy is placed safely and snuggly into your...

Adoption grants are crucial for getting through an adoption. There are many you can apply for that will give you a good amount of money to help.

Adoption Grants

It is no secret, adoption can be very expensive. However, there are several ways to ease the expense. Here is my list of adoption grants you should apply for. These are in no particular order. I don’t have any personal...

Who should be telling adoption stories? Usually adoptive parents tell the stories, but adoptees should be able to decide if they want their story told.

Adoption Stories

What Are Adoption Stories? While adoption stories are really the stories of children who have been adopted, adoption stories are often told by those who have adopted. These stories often are told from the perspective of...

Look for adoption gifts for everyone involved? Here are some great options for birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and extended family.

Adoption Gifts

Are you part of the adoption community, or do you know someone who is? Almost all of us know someone who is touched by adoption. With adoption starting to become more open and less secretive, people are starting to...

Thinking of adopting from Haiti? Here are some important things to know about the process when wanting to pursue a Haiti adoption.

Haiti Adoption

Located in the Caribbean ocean, the Republic of Haiti, as it is officially known, is a small island which shares the border with the Dominican Republic. A massive earthquake hit the country in 2010 and today, nine years...

Hoping to adopt but the costs seem too high? A free adoption can happen. There are multiple ways to reduce and make up for costs in adoption.

Free Adoption

Is it possible to adopt for free? We all think that adoption is an incredibly expensive process, costing tens of thousands of dollars. This can be true. Private domestic and international adoption can be a major...

There are some important things to keep in mind when becoming adoptive parents. Finances, support, love, motive, and acceptance are all crucial.

Adoptive Parents

What exactly does it mean to be adoptive parents? There is, of course, a dictionary definition of what it means to be an adoptive parent. Such as, an adoptive parent is “someone who provides a permanent home to a child...

Unplanned pregnancy can be scary. There are few options to choose from in that situation. Here are some people who've experienced it.

Unplanned Pregnancy

 “A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy.” This quote was spoken by actress Patricia Heaton, and I firmly agree with her belief. Unplanned pregnancies oftentimes...

One of the most popular questions we get asked when people discover that our children are adopted is “how much is it to adopt a child?” As the years...

How Much Is It to Adopt a Child?

One of the most popular questions we get asked when people discover that our children are adopted is “how much is it to adopt a child?” As the years have passed, I’ve gotten more accustomed to the question, but...

And how much does it cost to adopt? This last question is one of the biggest for most families, and the truth is it can vary from $0-$50,000...

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt?

For families beginning their adoption journey, there are many questions. Is foster care, domestic, or international adoption the right fit? How long will the process take? How long before a match is received? And how...

There are many, many movies about adoption geared towards adults and children alike. However, many movies about adoption often show...

Movies about Adoption

There are many, many movies about adoption geared towards adults and children alike. However, many movies about adoption often show inaccurate or outdated ideas about what adoption entails. Adoption professionals and...

The requirements for Ethiopia adoption were that prospective adoptive parents were between the ages of 25-65, heterosexual, and be able to provide a...

Ethiopia Adoption

Ethiopia is a large, landlocked country located in the horn of Africa. The 27th largest country in the world, Ethiopia’s topography spans from deserts to tropical rainforests. The capital, Addis Ababa, is where both the...

The history of child adoption in India began in 1890. India is a multilingual, multiethnic, multireligious society, so child adoption in India can...

Child Adoption in India

India is a large, beautiful country located in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populated. It is also home to the world largest democracy. It is particularly impressive as...

Though it is possible to pursue an independent international adoption, international adoption agencies are crucial to the adoption process. Here is why...

International Adoption Agencies

When my husband and I first began the process to adopt, we were overwhelmed by the options. Should we choose domestic, foster care, or international adoption? Should we pursue an independent adoption or work with an...

No matter what route you have decided regarding adoption, you are going to need an adoption attorney. Whether you are the birth mother or the...

Adoption Attorney

No matter what route you have decided regarding adoption, you are going to need an adoption attorney. Whether you are the birth mother or the potential adoptive parents, a lawyer will need to be involved in some...

For many years, Russian adoption was an intercountry adoption standard. Third only to China and Ethiopia, what started as a few dozen Russian adoptions...

Russian Adoption

As the world’s largest land mass, Russia is home to almost 147 million people. Bordering both Eastern Europe and North Asia, the country is the ninth most populous country in the world. It is also the home of hundreds...

Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child that is a different race than that of the adoptive parents. Some other interchangeable terms for...

Transracial Adoption

Before we get into the topic too deep, let’s first define what transracial adoption is. Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child that is a different race than that of the adoptive parents. Some other...

My first experience with a crisis pregnancy center was made much more interesting due to the fact that I did not initially know that it was a crisis...

Crisis Pregnancy Center

My first experience with a crisis pregnancy center was made much more interesting due to the fact that I did not initially know that it was a crisis pregnancy center. I needed documentation of my pregnancy for insurance...

The cost of adoption is a subject that many broach with trepidation and disbelief. Adoption is generally expensive in the eyes of most...

Cost of Adoption

The cost of adoption is a subject that many broach with trepidation and disbelief. Adoption is generally expensive in the eyes of most. There are poignant reasons for this expense, yet it does not make the shock of the...

International adoption is an exciting adoption process filled with many unknowns. While the excitement of international adoption can be fun, it can also...

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 and...

When people inquire about how to adopt a child, often they do not expect the length of the processes and the varying processes that they may have...

How to Adopt a Child

When people inquire about how to adopt a child, often they do not expect the length of the processes and the varying processes that they may have to endure. Adoption is incredibly rewarding, but not easy or simplistic...