Category - Open Adoption

Once you are a part of the adoption community, everyone seems to become curious about your story. Here are 5 questions I always get about...

5 Questions I Always Get About Adoption

It’s early January in 2019 and my husband and I are sitting in a small breakfast cafe in a tiny town in Washington state. We don’t live here but have spent the past week sharing a twin bed and an air mattress in the...

5 Goals for a Prospective Adoptive Parent

Being a prospective adoptive parent can be a very challenging role to step into. Prospective adoptive parents are full of love and want to share that love with a child. Many prospective adoptive parents have struggled...

The birth father is often forgotten in discussing the adoption process. Including them can be a great opportunity for those involved.

Remembering the Father in Adoption

When my son’s birth mother, J, first contacted us about adopting her child, she was unsure about what the expectant father, S, was thinking and feeling. She had told him her plan to place their son for adoption and she...

Open adoptions allow for a level of contact between the adoptive and biological family. Are you apart of an open adoption? How do you...

Open Adoptions

Having an unplanned pregnancy can be one of the most frightening events in your life. Perhaps you are struggling with the decision of whether to keep and raise your own child or to place your child in a loving adoptive...

open adoption stories

3 Open Adoption Stories

As you’re on the path to choosing what your adoption plan will look like, one of the things that will be brought up is what kind of adoption you’d like. Did you know that there are different kinds of adoptions out there...