Adoption in PA

You may have found yourself researching adoption in PA as a pregnant woman, wondering what your options are and how the process works in your state. This is a good place to start. Expectant parents living in...

5 Things to Consider When Adopting an Infant in the US

Adopting an infant in the US is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of work and waiting that goes into the process, but the pay-off is worth it. To grow your family through adoption is one of the...

Adopt a Family

You’ve decided to make one of the most difficult and unselfish decisions you’ll likely make in your entire life: you’ve made the heart-wrenching choice to place your children for adoption. As you progress...

Considering Adoption: Eliminating the Negative

Adoption has gone through a lot of changes over the years. In the 1960s, there was little to no access to birth control and abortion had not been legalized through Roe v. Wade. There was also still a lot of...

10 Adopted Celebrities

In this day and age, adoption is becoming more popular as individuals are opening up to share their stories. It’s possible that you may know of someone that has either adopted children or was adopted...

Open adoption can be a great option for expectant parents, adoptive parents, and adoptive children. This article explains the benefits.

What is Open Adoption?

What is Open Adoption and Why You Might Consider it When Placing Your Baby for Adoption? There are many reasons expectant mothers and parents decide to place their babies for adoption. Whatever the reason, there are...

The children's book "Are You My Mother?" raises questions about identity, including those related to adoption.

Are You My Mother?: Dr. Seuss and Adoption

I’m always one to look for unique topics. While searching for a topic to add my thoughts and feelings to, I noticed one of the assignments said “Are You My Mother?: P.D. Eastman and Adoption” and I instantly decided to...

This article shares the basic overview and some of the in and outs associated with the facts of open adoption for expectant parents.

Open Adoption Facts

What is open adoption? In researching modern-day adoptions, the terms you will likely hear often are open and closed adoptions but what are the facts of open adoption? Closed adoptions are less common these days, but...

When considering adoption, many expectant parents ask "when can I choose a family?" This article hopes to answer that and many other queries.

When Can I Choose a Family?

The adoption journey has many benchmarks along the way and one monumental benchmark is choosing a family. As an expectant parent, you may or may not have come to understand what is involved in the adoption process...

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be tough. Here is a list of the basic things expectant parents need to know when facing one.

Unplanned Pregnancy Basics

Waiting for the pregnancy test to tell you your fate can be extremely nerve-wracking. Perhaps you’re wondering about what the future has in store. An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating and you may feel like your...

If you are considering placing your child for adoption, this article will take you through the steps on how to start the adoption process.

How to Start Adoption by Mahli Rupp

HOW TO START ADOPTION: WHERE DO I BEGIN?  If you are reading this, chances are you are in a situation where adoption is on your list of possible life adventures, likely because of a positive pregnancy test you were...

As an expectant parent, you need to be aware of the pros and cons associated with placing your child in an adoptive family.

Adoptive Family Pros and Cons

For an expectant mother, making an adoption plan for your child is the most difficult decision you may ever make. It is a decision based on so many emotions and with the best interest of your child in mind. Yet it is a...

Whether you're an expectant parent or a prospective adoptive parent, you need to know the in and outs of an adoption family profile.

Adoption Family Profile

Adoption Family Profile, what does that even mean? Let’s start with the basics because let’s be honest; adoption jargon can be hard to understand, especially if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy for the first time...

Managing relationships in the adoption triad can be difficult. This article offers advice, sympathy, and encouragement for those involved.

Relationships in the Adoption Triad

A triad is defined, as it relates to adoption, as a group or set of three connected people or groups. Adoption connects biological parents, adoptive parents, and the child. Throughout the years, these three groups of...

Expectant parents that are considering placing their child for adoption sometimes wonder what future adoptive parents do while they wait.

What Adoptive Couples Do While They Wait

Finding out you are unexpectedly expecting can bring a wave of emotions. You may feel that this is not the right time in your life to raise a child, you may be with the wrong partner, you may have educational...

If you're placing your baby for adoption and you're looking at parent profiles, you may be asking: how do I know they are right for my baby?

How Do I Know They Are Right for My Baby?

Families are an essential unit of the human race. In order for an infant to survive, they need an adult to care for them. In an ideal situation, a family will consist of two parents who lovingly share in the...

These adoption influencers offer inspiring messages and share their stories in order to promote positive feelings about adoption.

8 Adoption Influencers to Follow

Are you constantly swiping through your Instagram or Facebook feeds? I do. I am notorious for spending most of my winding-down time before bed on Instagram. While I have the typical celebrities, decorating tips, and...

Adoption discussions tend to leave out an integral part: the birth fathers. This article hopes to start a conversation about birth fathers.

A Conversation About Birth Fathers

I have found myself invested in the adoption community for around five years. I have heard wonderful, heartwarming adoption stories as well as devastating, sorrowful adoption stories. One of the most important things...

This article emphasizes how crucial it is to involve birth fathers in adoption and just how harmful the associated stereotypes can be.

Why Birth Fathers Need More Credit

Adoption awareness has come a long way in recent years. As a society, we are more aware of the benefits of open adoption and how positive it can be for all members of the adoption triad. Birth mothers have more of a...

No matter how you decide to adopt, you will eventually end up wondering what the steps of adoption are. This article lays them all out.

Steps of Adoption

It is safe to assume that your search for the “steps of adoption” led you here. Whether you are planning to adopt, just curious about it, or interested because someone you know is planning on adopting, welcome! I am...

The question everyone who looks into adoption asks is "What is the process of adoption?" This article outlines the basic steps.

What is the Process of Adoption?

Anyone who has experienced an unplanned, unexpected pregnancy agrees that it can be a very scary, confusing, and emotional time. For some, an unexpected pregnancy can be good news. But for others, news of an unplanned...

Read five stories of couples and families looking to adopt. Read about what brought them to look into and why they chose to pursue adoption.

Families Looking to Adopt a Baby

There are many couples out there waiting to adopt a child. It is estimated that there are between one and two million couples in the United States wanting to adopt. More than 100,000 children in foster care are...

It can be hard to know how to show your love within the adoption triad but this article provides tips and tricks on how to do just that.

Showing Your Love in the Adoption Triad

Adoption is a wonderful journey for everyone involved in the family triad. What is this “triad,” you may ask? Think of a triangle and how there are three different corners; even though there are three angles in the same...