Category - Parenting

benefits of adopting a child

8 Benefits of Adopting a Child

Current statistics have revealed that it can take up to six years from start to finish to be matched with an infant and finalize an adoption. Sometimes it happens more quickly. Sometimes it takes the full six years...

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...

Doing the right research and getting as much information as you can on adoption in PA will equip you as you move forward on this journey. A good first...

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. Expectant parents 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...