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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Adopting an older child can be intimidating but there are many older child out there who need a loving and caring home where they can thrive.

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 many new...

Curious about what an adoption subsidy is and if you qualify? Click here to read more and find out how to qualify for one.

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 assistance...

Looking into adoption requirements? Read this to find requirements for international and domestic adoptions so you can be prepared.

Adoption Requirements

Whether you are new to the world of adoption or a seasoned adoptive family, understanding the rules and regulations regarding adoption can be complicated. Adoption requirements and qualifications vary depending on what...

Wondering about the cost to adopt a child? Thinking about pursuing adoption? Here are some tips and numbers to answer your questions.

Cost to Adopt a Child

A paper pregnancy comes with a lot more red tape than a biological pregnancy. Nobody walked into your house after your first pregnancy announcement, tested your fridge temperature, checked for outlet covers, and ensured...

If you're looking to pursue adoption in Wisconsin then this is the place to start! Here is a good starting point for research.

Adoption in Wisconsin

The amount of information out there regarding adoptions can be overwhelming and confusing at best. In this article, I am going to try my best to help you understand adoption in Wisconsin. While I am not an adoption...

Looking for adoption agencies in Texas? Look no further! We have resources here to help you find a great adoption agency in Texas.

Adoption Agencies in Texas

Texas is ranked as the second largest state in this country! It is a place with great space, a large population, and a huge need for the gift of adoption for many different reasons. There is a large number of children...

The process for adoption in Utah can be complex whether you want to pursue domestic, foster, or international adoption. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Adoption in Utah

Deciding to build your family through adoption is an exciting step. At first, it can be difficult to understand who is qualified to adopt, the types of children available, and the process of adoption. Here is everything...

If you're interested in newborn adoption the start your research here. You need to prepare prior to adopting a baby, here are some things to be ready for.

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 into your...

Adoption grants are crucial for getting through an adoption. There are many you can apply for that will give you a good amount of money to help.

Adoption Grants

It is no secret, adoption can be very expensive. However, there are several ways to ease the expense. Here is my list of adoption grants you should apply for. These are in no particular order. I don’t have any personal...

Who should be telling adoption stories? Usually adoptive parents tell the stories, but adoptees should be able to decide if they want their story told.

Adoption Stories

What Are Adoption Stories? While adoption stories are really the stories of children who have been adopted, adoption stories are often told by those who have adopted. These stories often are told from the perspective of...

Look for adoption gifts for everyone involved? Here are some great options for birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and extended family.

Adoption Gifts

Are you part of the adoption community, or do you know someone who is? Almost all of us know someone who is touched by adoption. With adoption starting to become more open and less secretive, people are starting to...

Thinking of adopting from Haiti? Here are some important things to know about the process when wanting to pursue a Haiti adoption.

Haiti Adoption

Located in the Caribbean ocean, the Republic of Haiti, as it is officially known, is a small island which shares the border with the Dominican Republic. A massive earthquake hit the country in 2010 and today, nine years...

Hoping to adopt but the costs seem too high? A free adoption can happen. There are multiple ways to reduce and make up for costs in adoption.

Free Adoption

Is it possible to adopt for free? We all think that adoption is an incredibly expensive process, costing tens of thousands of dollars. This can be true. Private domestic and international adoption can be a major...

There are some important things to keep in mind when becoming adoptive parents. Finances, support, love, motive, and acceptance are all crucial.

Adoptive Parents

What exactly does it mean to be adoptive parents? There is, of course, a dictionary definition of what it means to be an adoptive parent. Such as, an adoptive parent is “someone who provides a permanent home to a child...

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...