Category - Parenting

This article provides an informative synopsis of the process to adopt an orphan, but the terminology from here on out will refer to “children who have...

Adopt an Orphan

What does “orphan” mean?  Per Merriam-Webster, an orphan is characterized as a child who has lost one or both of their parents to death. Or, in an even more subjective sense, an orphan can mean “one deprived of...

Pennsylvania is one of the least restrictive states regarding who can adopt a child. Adoption in PA is generally open and does not prohibit any adult...

Adoption in PA

You may have found yourself researching adoption in PA as a pregnant woman, wondering what your options are and how the process works in your state. This is a good place to start. As a birth mother living in the...

...where you are planning on going, the Gladney Center for Adoption has a place in their family for you as a friend, a parent, a child, and an advocate...

Gladney Center for Adoption

The Gladney Center for Adoption caters to all members of the adoption triad and those seeking to get involved in supporting the adoption process. For expectant and birth mothers, Gladney offers parenting programs...

Since adoption is no longer the secretive world it once was, the adoption symbol is proudly displayed on clothing, jewelry, tattoos, journal covers, hats...

Adoption Symbol

The recognized symbol for adoption is an intertwined triangle and heart. The triangle represents the 3 sides of adoption: birth family, adopting family, and the adoptee. The heart represents love and the bond the three...

This article provides the many positive details which support how beneficial open adoption is for everyone involved. More people and more adoptions are...

Open Adoption

When you hear the term “open adoption,” what do you visualize? Does it have a negative or positive connotation to you? And do you wonder how an open adoption could be beneficial for a child? I can share from...

Being an adoptive family mostly means that we wake up each day, and we choose to love one another no matter what. We are in this family, no matter how...

Adoptive Family

“Are you ever going to have any of your own kids?” a new friend says at a birthday party. No matter how many times I am asked this question, it still catches me off-guard. I still don’t have a good answer to it. I...

Songs About Adoption

Music has a way of touching our souls. The right song can make us smile, cry, or reminisce. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Even in the moments when we struggle to express ourselves...

There are many different nuances to the term "adopt." Read this adoptee's experience answering this question: what does adopt mean?

What Does Adopt Mean?

Years ago, my mother had a bumper sticker on the back of our minivan. It read, “Adoption – a beautiful way to create a family.” I always thought that was the best way to describe adoption. The thought of how...

Ever asked the questions, "What is adoption?" Read this adoptive mom's story and experience with adoption and what it means.

What Is Adoption?

When I started this journey many years ago, my answer would have been very different. Today I am wiser, smarter, and have a much more realistic view of adoption. Sit back and read with me as we travel through this multi...

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...