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...

Best Adoption Agencies

Choosing to place your child for adoption is the first of many decisions you will face along your adoption journey. When you begin considering if adoption is the right decision for you, one of the things you...

China Adoption

The land of tea and giant pandas used to be a hotspot for infant adoptions. While there is no longer a plethora of healthy baby girls being placed for international adoption, many families still adopt from...

Haiti Adoption

Located in the Caribbean ocean, the Republic of Haiti, as it is officially known, is a small island which shares the border with the Dominican Republic. A massive earthquake hit the country in 2010 and today...

Steps of Adoption

It is safe to assume that your search for the “steps of adoption” led you here. Whether you are planning to adopt, just curious about it, or interested because someone you know is planning on adopting, welcome...

Managing relationships in the adoption triad can be difficult. This article offers advice, sympathy, and encouragement for those involved.

Relationships in the Adoption Triad

A triad is defined, as it relates to adoption, as a group or set of three connected people or groups. Adoption connects biological parents, adoptive parents, and the child. Throughout the years, these three groups of...

Not all expectant parents have to meet their child's adoptive parents. It is the expectant parents' decision as to whether they meet.

What Adoptive Couples Do While They Wait

Finding out you are unexpectedly expecting can bring a wave of emotions. You may feel that this is not the right time in your life to raise a child, you may be with the wrong partner, you may have educational...

If you're placing your baby for adoption and you're looking at parent profiles, you may be asking: how do I know they are right for my baby?

How Do I Know They Are Right for My Baby?

Families are an essential unit of the human race. In order for an infant to survive, they need an adult to care for them. In an ideal situation, a family will consist of two parents who lovingly share in the...

These adoption influencers offer inspiring messages and share their stories in order to promote positive feelings about adoption.

8 Adoption Influencers to Follow

Are you constantly swiping through your Instagram or Facebook feeds? I do. I am notorious for spending most of my winding-down time before bed on Instagram. While I have the typical celebrities, decorating tips, and...

Adoption discussions tend to leave out an integral part: the birth fathers. This article hopes to start a conversation about birth fathers.

A Conversation About Birth Fathers

I have found myself invested in the adoption community for around five years. I have heard wonderful, heartwarming adoption stories as well as devastating, sorrowful adoption stories. One of the most important things...

This article emphasizes how crucial it is to involve birth fathers in adoption and just how harmful the associated stereotypes can be.

Why Birth Fathers Need More Credit

Adoption awareness has come a long way in recent years. As a society, we are more aware of the benefits of open adoption and how positive it can be for all members of the adoption triad. Birth mothers have more of a...

No matter how you decide to adopt, you will eventually end up wondering what the steps of adoption are. This article lays them all out.

Steps of Adoption

It is safe to assume that your search for the “steps of adoption” led you here. Whether you are planning to adopt, just curious about it, or interested because someone you know is planning on adopting, welcome! I am...

The question everyone who looks into adoption asks is "What is the process of adoption?" This article outlines the basic steps.

What is the Process of Adoption?

Anyone who has experienced an unplanned, unexpected pregnancy agrees that it can be a very scary, confusing, and emotional time. For some, an unexpected pregnancy can be good news. But for others, news of an unplanned...

Read five stories of couples and families looking to adopt. Read about what brought them to look into and why they chose to pursue adoption.

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 are...

It can be hard to know how to show your love within the adoption triad but this article provides tips and tricks on how to do just that.

Showing Your Love in the Adoption Triad

Adoption is a wonderful journey for everyone involved in the family triad. What is this “triad,” you may ask? Think of a triangle and how there are three different corners; even though there are three angles in the same...

A personal journal helped guide one mother from placement to finalization. She shares it here in in the hopes that it can help others too.

When Will The Adoption Be Finalized?

If the word “journey” leaves you feeling exhausted or at the very least annoyed by its frequent use within the adoption community, you aren’t alone. A quick keyword search on adoption.com or a digital...

If you think you might be suffering from post-adoption depression, please talk to someone. This article will direct you to the right people.

Who to Talk to About Adoption Depression

Adoption, like all forms of parenting, doesn’t come with an oversized manual. There are no set protocols, no chronological steps, no uniform order of events. Every placement is different, every child unique, every...

There are several different types of adoptions. This article outlines the open and closed adoption options for those interested in adoption.

Open and Closed Adoption Options

When you’re going through the adoption process, one thing to consider is what kind of adoption you want. Did you know that there are actually three types of adoptions? Each one has its own pros and cons to weigh and...

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...