Russian Adoption

As the world’s largest land mass, Russia is home to almost 147 million people. Bordering both Eastern Europe and North Asia, the country is the ninth most populous country in the world. It is also the home of...

Adopt A Baby

Making the decision to adopt a baby is both an exciting and terrifying decision. Just the finality of deciding that it is definitely going to happen, that you are definitely going to adopt a baby, will change...

10 Things You Need to Know When Adopting a Baby in the U.S.

When looking at adopting a baby from the United States, there are many factors that potential adoptive parents need to consider. Sometimes, it can be tough to even know where to start, especially if this is...

10 Things to Know About Adopting a Child in MA

Hello Bay Staters and welcome to this adoption guide for Massachusetts. Massachusetts, one of the original 13 colonies and the sixth state of the U.S., is home to Fenway Park, Cape Cod beaches, and Dunkin...

Families Looking to Adopt a Baby

There are many couples out there waiting to adopt a child. It is estimated that there are between one and two million couples in the United States wanting to adopt. More than 100,000 children in foster care...

We hear the perspective of adoptive mothers a lot but the perspective of adoptive fathers is uncommon. This article provides one dad's view.

Adoption: A Father’s Perspective

Adoptive mothers typically saturate the adoption world with their perspective and their experiences. The mothers tend to be the most vocal, the most willing to share with others, and the most present online...

Teenagers are hard. Adoption adds a whole new layer of difficulty. This article shares six tips on how to best support your teenage adoptee.

How to Support Your Teenage Adoptee

To write this article to help you support your teenage adoptee, I tried to interview my teenage sons. As you can imagine, that did not go the way that I had planned. (Things generally don’t go as I plan these days.)...

If you're pregnant and thinking about adoption, listed here are the basic steps towards placing a child for adoption so you can be informed.

Pregnant and Thinking About Adoption

If you’re dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, chances are you’re wondering what to do. You may not be in a place to raise a baby due to school, work, lack of family support, or various other reasons. Just know that...

Adoption advice can be hard to come by or too easy to come by. This article whittles it down to the six most important pieces of advice.

Adoption Advice

I remember the moment I sat down with my husband after we had finally decided to move forward with our plans to adopt. Our minds were flooded with questions. We didn’t even know where to begin. That day was more than...

How is adoption like football? Families need coaches, trainers, and others to encourage and help them through whatever trick plays come up.

How Is Adoption Like Football?

When the novel COVID-19 created a pandemic storm across the world, one of the most impactful losses to the entertainment industries was the halt of professional sports. With the lack of games due to their adherence to...

An unexpected or crisis pregnancy can be a frightening reality but there are resources available for expectant parents.

Crisis Pregnancy

When you hear an ambulance or police or a fire truck in America, you know there is an emergency or crisis in the area. Someone is hurt. Someone is sick. Someone has had an accident. Someone is the victim of a crime in...

The adoption community benefits from voices like Deirdre Parker. Deirdre shares her experiences as adoptive mother of transcultural...

Making 2021 Better In The Adoption Community

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”This quote was written by the philosopher Socrates. This was the first thought that I had as I stumbled on a zoom discussion with a group of adoptees on a hot July day...

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How Can I Better My Open Adoption?

Open adoption often makes people quite nervous. We have three open adoptions, and I find that people’s eyes tend to bug out when I say that. Often, people will ask: Do the birth parents call you? (Yes – they all...

Adoptive families are unique. They may look different or come from different origins, but there is just as much love within a family of ado...

What Makes Adoptive Families Different?

What Makes Adoptive Families Different? When I was maybe 12, my sister, mom, and I went to get breakfast at Coco’s. We were sitting at the booth having a conversation and the waitress came to take our order. She...

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Families Look to Adopt A Baby Guide

Have you considered adopting an infant? Do you have a lot of questions? Well, you have come to the right place. I am going to provide you with helpful information that will help your adoption process go much smoother...

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...

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Choosing Adoption Over Abortion

It is no secret that a lot of women seek abortion services when facing an unplanned pregnancy. In 2020, it was estimated that there are more than 600,000 abortions every year with less than 15,000 adoptions per year...

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...

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Is Adoption Good?

If you are an expectant parent or a birth parent considering placing your child for adoption, this question may be weighing on you heavily. You want what is best for your child, and it’s hard to know exactly what that...

Music can connect us in a unique way. Adoption songs and lullabies are one way that families can come together...

Songs About Adoption

When I think of babies, I instantly think of lullabies. As I hold an infant in my arms, I begin to hum and rock the baby back and forth. I can remember, listening to my mother hum constantly when I was a child. Whether...

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...

Adoption in Ohio is a wonderful option for expectant parents and hopeful adoptive families in finding forever families...

How does Adoption in Ohio Work?

You have already taken a major step on your adoption journey by making the decision to place your newborn child for adoption. It takes so much strength and courage to get to the place where you are now. Take time...

Thinking about hosting an adoption party for the newest member of your family? Here are a few ideas to help you get started planning!

Adoption Party Ideas

Adoption is a joyous occasion and deserves to be celebrated! An adoption party is a fantastic way to welcome a child into your family where they will be loved and cared about for the rest of their life.  It may be...

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...

Stories are what connect and unite us. Read 5 stories of unexpected pregnancy and the results that came from it.

5 Unexpected Pregnancy Stories

An unexpected pregnancy can make anyone feel extremely overwhelmed and maybe even alone. At this point, you’re probably wondering what your options are and how to move forward. It’s okay to feel scared. However, you...