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...

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...

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...

Adoption Arizona

If you reside in the state of Arizona, you may be wondering what specific laws regarding adoption in Arizona has in place. Every state has their own laws that apply to adoptions, whether they be domestic...

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...

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...

Interested in learning more about adoption around the world? Click here for some interesting adoption statistics to learn more about adoption.

Adoption Statistics

A Maddening, Hopeful, and Heart-Wrenching, World We Can Change. There aren’t just 140,000,000 case files sitting on desks today. No. A population, nearly the size of Russia, lives without security, without hope...

If you're interesting in adoption in Kansas then click here to read more about how to qualify and what the whole process looks like.

Adoption In Kansas

Anyone who has considered adoption has probably been overwhelmed with the amount of information there is out there regarding adoption. This article will give you a brief overview of adoption in Kansas. I will attempt...

Want to learn what adoption registry means and how reunion can happen around the world? Click here to learn more about how adoptees can find their origins.

Adoption Registry

If you have any involvement with the adoption community or interested in adoption, you may have heard the term “adoption registry.” If you are anything like me, you had no clue what it was at first. Funny side story, I...

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...