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...

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...

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...

Adoption Definition

Merriam-Webster states that the definition of adoption is, “the act of adopting; the state of being adopted.” This in and of itself does not say much! However, it does bring to light that adoption means many...

Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. While not technically or legally considered adoption, its end is for a couple to raise a child who is not genetically theirs, thus...

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...

If you are wondering how to adopt a baby, here are some good places to start:

How to Adopt a Baby

Studies show that about 10 in every 100 women in the US have trouble getting and staying pregnant. While some of those longing to start a family begin infertility treatments, others start the adoption process right away...

If you are considering adoption and reside in Indiana, then the adoption requirements are very favorable for adoptive parents...

Indiana Adoption

If you are considering adoption and reside in Indiana, you may be wondering about the requirements and laws associated with Indiana adoption. In general, adoption law can be divided into three segments, which include...

The hard reality of the question, “How much does it cost to adopt a child?” is that there is no single answer to satisfy it. This is even truer when...

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Child?

“How much does it cost to adopt a child?” is often the first question asked in most adoption scenarios. Whether the question is posed to an adoptive parent, adoption professional, adoptee, or on an adoption blog, the...

With laws regarding adoption in PA and elsewhere, you can generally classify the laws into three categories: the laws and requirements for adoptive...

Adoption in PA

If you are considering adoption and reside in Pennsylvania, you are probably wondering if there are any laws or requirements you should be aware of. Adoption in PA has its own set of laws, as every state does. Each...

National Adoption Day is the high point of National Adoption Month. National Adoption Day falls on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, with more than...

National Adoption Day

Every November is National Adoption Month in the United States. During this month various adoption advocacy groups hold events helping to bring awareness to issues surrounding adoption and to help improve the overall...

Here are some adopt synonyms and what they might mean for adoption in better conveying it in its entirety. These synonyms hold their own meanings...

Adopt Synonym

If you look up the definition of the word adopt in the dictionary, it will give you four different meanings that vary greatly from one another. To adopt in terms of child adoption fits the Merriam-Webster dictionary...

One of the first things most people considering adoption wonder is, “How much does it cost to adopt a baby?” Well, there’s no one exact amount...

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Baby

One of the first things most people considering adoption wonder is, “How much does it cost to adopt a baby?” Well, there’s no one exact amount, and the answer to that question will vary depending on a number of factors...

If you are just starting your adoption journey, odds are your mind is swirling with questions! The internet can be a great resource, but it can also...

Requirements for Adopting a Child

If you are just starting your adoption journey, odds are your mind is swirling with questions! The internet can be a great resource, but it can also yield an overwhelming amount of information that may or may not be...

The amount of information you might find when searching, “adoption centers near me,” may be quite overwhelming and hard to navigate. There are a few...

Adoption Centers Near Me

Adoption centers, also known as adoption agencies, are the first stop for both birth parents and adoptive parents in the adoption process. Adoption agencies are the ones who will guide birth parents in the process of...

American adoptions, often referred to as domestic adoptions, have changed a great deal in the past decade. Adoptions from foster care, domestic infant...

American Adoptions

American adoptions, often referred to as domestic adoptions, have changed a great deal in the past decade. Adoptions from foster care, domestic infant adoption, and kinship adoptions are all forms of American adoptions...

Embryo adoption is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. While not technically or legally considered adoption, its end...

Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. While not technically or legally considered adoption, its end is for a couple to raise a child who is not genetically theirs, thus earning...

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...

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 the process of...

Making the decision to adopt a baby is both an exciting and terrifying decision. Just the finality of deciding that it is definitely going to happen...

Adopt A Baby

Making the decision to adopt a baby is both an exciting and terrifying decision. Just the finality of deciding that it is definitely going to happen, that you are definitely going to adopt a baby, will change your life...

If you are considering adoption and live in Michigan, you may be wondering about the requirements and laws associated with Michigan Adoption. Reading...

Michigan Adoption

If you are considering adoption and live in Michigan, you may be wondering about the requirements and laws associated with Michigan Adoption. Reading state statutes regarding adoption law can be confusing. If you are...

The land of tea and giant pandas used to be a hotspot for infant adoptions... Here are some things you need to know before pursuing a China adoption.

China Adoption

The land of tea and giant pandas used to be a hotspot for infant adoptions. While there is no longer a plethora of healthy baby girls being placed for international adoption, many families still adopt from China and are...

Adoption agencies exist to provide adoption services not only to hopeful adoptive parents but to birth parents as well. These agencies...

Adoption Agencies

Adoption agencies exist to provide adoption services not only to hopeful adoptive parents but to birth parents as well. These agencies make it possible for the adoption process to be carried out in a legal and ethical...