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...

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...

Kids for Adoption

At any given time, there are thousands of kids for adoption in the United States. Join that with the thousands of kids for adoption globally, and the numbers are often staggering. It is heartbreaking when...

Adoption Agencies Near Me

Many people begin their adoption process by looking at local agencies. If you are wondering “what adoption agencies near me should I be considering?” or even “how do I figure out what adoption agencies near me...

Adoption In Texas

Adoption in Texas is a journey much like the adoption journeys you will see nationally. Yet, Texas, with its uniqueness and charm also has its own set of rules pertaining to adoption. To help the process go...

Infant adoption is beautiful, necessary, and totally possible. But if you hope to navigate the world of infant adoption, you first have to get past all...

Infant Adoption

When you hear the word “adoption,” what comes to mind? Is it the story of red-headed Little Orphan Annie rescued from an orphanage and adopted by loving parents? Is it an image of a brokenhearted couple who, for...

This article provides the many positive details which support how beneficial open adoption is for everyone involved. More people and more adoptions are...

Open Adoption

When you hear the term “open adoption,” what do you visualize? Does it have a negative or positive connotation to you? And do you wonder how an open adoption could be beneficial for a child? I can share from...

Being an adoptive family mostly means that we wake up each day, and we choose to love one another no matter what. We are in this family, no matter how...

Adoptive Family

“Are you ever going to have any of your own kids?” a new friend says at a birthday party. No matter how many times I am asked this question, it still catches me off-guard. I still don’t have a good answer to it. I...

When you ask, “How much does adoption cost?” expecting to hear something reasonable, hearing that adoptions can cost up to $50,000 or more, is enough to...

How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Comprehending the cost of adoption can be an intimidating and confusing first step in the adoption journey for some. For others, it can be a deterrent altogether. When you ask, “How much does adoption cost?” expecting...

The good news is, the United States government is sympathetic to these expenses and has created an adoption credit on U.S. tax filings. The adoption...

Adoption Credit

If you adopted a child last year, or you’re currently in the process of adopting, you’re probably aware of how expensive adoption can be. Between filing paperwork, taking required classes, purchasing necessary supplies...

So what is the open adoption definition? We have an open adoption with our son’s birth mother. Our contact agreement states we will provide pictures...

Open Adoption Definition

The adoption world has changed drastically from what it was 50 years ago. Adoption is no longer a secretive, shameful thing (although some older folks are still getting used to this idea). Open adoption can be such a...

Adopt a child for free. Adoption is a difficult topic to tackle, as there are many ways that it happens and many different types of adoption...

Adopt a Child for Free

Adoption is a difficult topic to tackle, as there are many ways that it happens and many different types of adoption: international and domestic adoption, adoption through a private agency, and adoption through foster...

Want to adopt an adult? It is possible! There are many reasons to go about it and you can be successful. Read here for some more info about adult adoption.

Can an Adult Be Adopted?

Adults can be adopted! My family has taken part in an adult adoption. My husband adopted my daughter when she legally became an adult, at the age of 18 years old. Because our daughter’s biological father would not...

Songs About Adoption

Music has a way of touching our souls. The right song can make us smile, cry, or reminisce. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Even in the moments when we struggle to express ourselves...

With the prevalence of open adoption, you may be wondering, "What is open adoption?" Click here to read more about what it is.

What Is Open Adoption?

If you are new to the world of adoption, you may not be familiar with open adoption or how common it has become. Years ago, it was normal and expected for adoptions to be completely closed. However, with sealed records...

International adoption cost can be overwhelming. Here is a breakdown so you can understand what to expect with costs that you may incur.

International Adoption Cost

When first beginning the adoption journey, there are many things to consider. Is domestic adoption, international adoption, or adoption from foster care right for you and your family? What does each process look like...

It's important to read all you can about adoption in NY before pursuing it. Whatever member of the triad you may be, there is info here for you.

Adoption In NY

Disclaimer: These laws, rules, and regulations are for those who are adopting babies and children that are living in New York State. The prospective adoptive families are adopting FROM NEW YORK. The Big Apple. I guess...

These are some adoption facts you need to know and consider before you pursue the different types of adoption, whether foster, international, or domestic.

Adoption Facts

Considering adoption? Need a little more information to make an educated decision? Well, you are not alone. Many folks all across America are considering adopting a child, just like you. But you need to be armed with...

Adoption Oregon doesn't have to be too complicated. It will be hard but this is a good place to start before you begin your adoption journey.

Adoption Oregon

If you’re thinking of adopting a child in Oregon, you should know that there are over 7,000 children in foster care on any given day. Many of these kids are available for adoption. Many of the kids in the foster care...

Adopting a baby in the US can be a great experience. Every adoption story and process is unique. If you want to adopt, then read this article.

Adopting a Baby in the US

When my husband and I started down the road of building our family through adoption, we knew that we really wanted to adopt a baby. We felt strongly about adopting an infant from the United States. We knew that there...

There are many toddlers who need a home. Are you interested in adopting a toddler? Here are some reasons you should consider it.

Adopting A Toddler

When choosing to add to your family via adoption, you do not necessarily have to adopt a newborn. If you are a person who isn’t a fan of the “baby” stage, or if you have been waiting for a while to adopt, consider...

Looking to find more information on foster care or adoption? Here are some blogs run by people actually involved in adoption and foster care.

Adoption Blogs

Adoption blogs are a great resource for adoptive families and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes—offering inspiration and an opportunity to share advice with members of a community that oftentimes feels...

There are many different nuances to the term "adopt." Read this adoptee's experience answering this question: what does adopt mean?

What Does Adopt Mean?

Years ago, my mother had a bumper sticker on the back of our minivan. It read, “Adoption – a beautiful way to create a family.” I always thought that was the best way to describe adoption. The thought of how...

National Adoption Month is a great time of the year! With National Adoption Day, you can celebrate specially with your adopted child!

National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? I remember National Adoption Day, 2008, as clear as day! This would be our family’s fourth adopted child, sixth overall! It was a sunny day in Prescott, AZ. The...

Ever asked the questions, "What is adoption?" Read this adoptive mom's story and experience with adoption and what it means.

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 this multi...

If you're considering adopting a child in the U.S. then you can read here to prepare. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know.

Adopting a Child in the U.S.

It made more sense for my husband and me to go the route of domestic adoption when we started our adoption process. There are kids all over the world that need homes—I know that. But, with our jobs, lives, etc., it made...

When you look into adopting, you'll need to decide between using adoption adoption lawyers or an adoption agency. Click here to know what to consider.

Adoption Lawyers

Almost every type of adoption is going to require the assistance of adoption lawyers. What the adoption lawyers do to help you will depend on what type of adoption you are proceeding with. First, I want to advise you...

Adoption is present even in the Bible. Here are some important verses about adoption that are in the Bible and may help you in your journey.

Bible Verses About Adoption

I had a plan for my life. I was going to have two car seats and a minivan all before the age of 30. However, God had a different plan for my life. Instead, I would endure a long journey through infertility, resulting in...

A closed adoption is a viable option for some families in adoption although it happens more rarely now than it did in the past.

Closed Adoption

A closed adoption is not as common today as it used to be. In the past, closed adoptions were how most adoptions took place. Birth parents placed their children with a third party (agency or social worker) who then...

If you're looking for adoptions books for anyone in the adoption triad, extended family, friends, or neighbors, click here for a long list.

Adoption Books

A good book can serve many purposes. It can educate people, spark emotions, enlighten the mind, and provide entertainment. There are many wonderful books on the subject of adoption. Whether a reader is looking for...

If you're unsure about adopting a teenager, then look into it more. Infant adoption is not inherently better than teen adoption.

Adopting a Teenager

Are you considering adopting a teenager? If you are then it is likely a foster care adoption, stepparent adoption, or a kinship adoption. Most people don’t think about adopting teens when they think about adoption. Most...

It's easy to design great adoption announcements with these tips. However, you also need to be cautious and be willing to wait before posting.

Adoption Announcements

Adoption is different from having a natural family in many ways, one being the timeline of your journey. Not knowing the duration of your time until match or the time from match until birth makes adoption a tough thing...

If you're looking into getting an adoption home study done then read here to see what the process may be like and what to be aware of.

Adoption Home Study

Completing an adoption home study is the social services equivalent of having a root canal…without anesthesia! But, like a root canal, it is necessary. An adoption home study is an investigative report that gives a...

Here is a comprehensive overview of the adoption tax credit, how to qualify, and how to keep track of all of your relevant adoption expenses.

Adoption Tax Credit

If you have done any research regarding adoption, I am sure you are concerned about the cost of adoption. It should come as no surprise that adoption can cost anywhere from nothing up to $50,000. I urge you not to be...

If you're thinking of foster care adoption then you should read this to prepare yourself first. Keep in mind that you can do this.

Foster Care Adoption

“I could never do what you do.” I could not even begin to imagine how many times I’ve heard this, said this, and felt this. It is the single most-used line in conversations surrounding foster care adoption. It is real...