Adoption Symbol

Many people with a connection to adoption are familiar with what has come to be known as the “adoption symbol.” On bumper stickers, clothing, artwork, jewelry, tattoos, logos, and in many other places, you can...

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...

How to Adopt a Refugee Orphan

You left your home. You have waited years for another mother or father, or perhaps you gave up on the concept of family years ago. The leading problem is not your empty belly, your displaced home and...

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...

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...

Is it a teenager, one who puts on a strong front but deep inside he or she is waiting to be loved? Is your future child from a foreign land, waiting for...

Babies Waiting for Adoption

“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle” – Valerie Harper According to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, there are over 125,000 children who are eligible for adoption. Some of those wait an...

In these circumstances, expectant mothers who are considering adoption in GA should assess their needs and let that influence their choice of which...

Adoption in GA

Learn what you can expect as an expectant mother considering adoption in GA. If you are an expectant or birth mother considering adoption in GA, you’ve probably already experienced a whirlwind of questions, decisions...

While this article will provide a thorough overview of what adoption in NC is like, expectant parents are encouraged to do additional research on...

Adoption in NC

Are you a pregnant resident of North Carolina who is considering adoption for your child? Are you wondering what this process might look like? Are you having trouble finding resources about adoption in NC? If so, you...

If you are researching “adoption agencies near me” online, it’s important to understand that agencies all over the country are advertising to help...

Adoption Agencies Near Me

Choosing adoption for your child is a life-changing event for three parties: the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents. The process of creating an adoption plan is one that will shape the rest of...

This article provides an informative synopsis of the process to adopt an orphan, but the terminology from here on out will refer to “children who have...

Adopt an Orphan

What does “orphan” mean?  Per Merriam-Webster, an orphan is characterized as a child who has lost one or both of their parents to death. Or, in an even more subjective sense, an orphan can mean “one deprived of...

Free adoption day celebrations are one of the many ways adoptive children and families can come together to celebrate their journeys and share with...

Free Adoption Day

“Celebrating a Family for Every Child.” Free adoption day events celebrate the impactful journey adoptive families have been on. Will you attend one of the events? Introduction Finally! The day has come to make that...

Pennsylvania is one of the least restrictive states regarding who can adopt a child. Adoption in PA is generally open and does not prohibit any adult...

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. As a birth mother living in the...

Learning how to adopt a refugee orphan essentially looks very similar to regular foster care, aside from additional paperwork and meeting at the airport...

How to Adopt a Refugee Orphan

You left your home. You have waited years for another mother or father, or perhaps you gave up on the concept of family years ago. The leading problem is not your empty belly, your displaced home and belongings, or the...

If you’re in a circumstance where you realize you can’t parent your baby, placing your baby for adoption is the most loving option. Giving your baby the...

Adoption

Unexpectedly expecting a baby can give you fears of uncertainty and leave you wondering what to do with your pregnancy. Adoption is a great option if you choose to not parent your baby. If you’re in a circumstance where...

...where you are planning on going, the Gladney Center for Adoption has a place in their family for you as a friend, a parent, a child, and an advocate...

Gladney Center for Adoption

The Gladney Center for Adoption caters to all members of the adoption triad and those seeking to get involved in supporting the adoption process. For expectant and birth mothers, Gladney offers parenting programs...

How Much Is Adoption through Foster Care? Foster care adoption is when a foster parent adopts their own foster child. This is a wonderful thing because...

How Much Is Adoption?

“I would love to adopt, but it costs too much!” As hard as it is for me to admit, money often deters people from adopting. Many people have commented that while they have considered adoption, it is cost-prohibitive to...

...an agency these questions before making a choice. If you’re looking to place your baby for adoption, consider these seven adoption agencies in Florida...

Adoption Agencies in Florida

Expecting a baby can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. If you didn’t plan to become pregnant, and you’re feeling scared or unsure of what to do, here’s how to cope with an unplanned pregnancy. You...

So, what superstars do you need to draft to make Adoption Arizona a great team? Keep reading. Adoption Agency. The first member you will need to draft is...

Adoption Arizona

The great thing about living in the United States is the diversity of people, cultures, languages, geography, thought, and religion. Arizona is a microcosm of America. If you are looking to complete an adoption, do it...

Since adoption is no longer the secretive world it once was, the adoption symbol is proudly displayed on clothing, jewelry, tattoos, journal covers, hats...

Adoption Symbol

The recognized symbol for adoption is an intertwined triangle and heart. The triangle represents the 3 sides of adoption: birth family, adopting family, and the adoptee. The heart represents love and the bond the three...

Adoption papers are generally legal documents that are filed as part of the adoption process. Every state’s requirements are different. Adoption papers...

Adoption Papers

If you are new to the adoption process, you’ve probably heard a lot of terms that relate to various adoption papers, and you might be overwhelmed and confused. This article explains what these various adoption papers...

...if your children will be adopted together, rest assured there are many adoptive families who would be more than thrilled to adopt a family...

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 towards the...

There are many options for Down syndrome adoption. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network helps to connect families and agencies across the United...

Down Syndrome Adoption

Our almost five-year-old daughter came into our lives and turned our world completely upside down when she was just a month old . She is strong, beautiful, and independent. She also has Down syndrome. We were aware of...

Learning about Texas adoption laws will give you an upper hand when going through the adoption process. In this article, you will learn...

Texas Adoption Laws

Each state in America has its own specific laws regulating adoption. Getting familiar with Texas adoption laws can help you make the best decisions and have the most positive outcomes. Introduction Talking about...

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...