Category - Open Adoption

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...

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...

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 However, many movies about adoption often show inaccurate or outdated ideas about what adoption entails.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...