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...

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...

Newborn Adoption

It’s true what they say, babies really do change everything. Any parent of a newborn will tell you that you can say goodbye to life as you know it once that sweet bundle of joy is placed safely and snuggly...

7 Answers About Adoption in Arkansas

The adoption community is ever-growing in Arkansas. There are so many individuals and families who can benefit from the adoption process. Although the journey may seem long and daunting from the outside...

Christian Adoption Agencies

Choosing between Christian adoption agencies that you love can seem like a mind-boggling task. It may feel like there are so many options to narrow down and you’re unsure of where to start. Don’t worry; you’re...

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you might consider adoption. This entails looking for adoptive parents and this article offers pointers.

Looking for Adoptive Parents

If you have found yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, you have a few choices to mull over. I hope wherever this article finds you, you can take a deep breath and some time to make a decision. Whether you choose to...

The focus of this article is on the women behind adoption, those strong women who help make adoption possible and successful.

The Women Behind Adoption

When I consider the women behind adoption, there are a few obvious choices; the expectant mother, the adoptive mother, the agent involved in placement (though this could be a male), and possibly the adoptee herself. As...

You might be an adoptive family if you find yourself set apart from others in your learned talents and skills, such as patience and kindness.

You Might Be An Adoptive Family If…

Sometimes, we adoptive families are easy to spot. Other times, it would surprise you to find out that not everyone in the family unit is genetically connected. We may be easy to notice for a variety of reasons but I...

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...