International Adoption Cost

When first beginning the adoption journey, there are many things to consider. Is domestic adoption, international adoption, or adoption from foster care right for you and your family? What does each process...

5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Older Children

When you or your family decide to adopt, one of the first steps is to decide what your parameters are for adoption. Deciding what age range you are interested in pursuing is an important beginning decision and...

Indiana Adoption

If you are considering adoption and reside in Indiana, you may be wondering about the requirements and laws associated with Indiana adoption. In general, adoption law can be divided into three segments, which...

Free Adoption

Is it possible to adopt for free? We all think that adoption is an incredibly expensive process, costing tens of thousands of dollars. This can be true. Private domestic and international adoption can be a...

5 Things to Know about Adopting a Baby from China

As a young girl, I was sick in bed one day, and my mom brought me a Reader’s Digest to keep me busy. I read through and found an article on China’s one child policy and was heartbroken. As a 13-year-old girl...

Adopting an orphan

Adopting an Orphan

As you begin your research on adopting an orphan, you may find that there is a lot of information available. As the former Executive Director of Joint Council on International Children’s Services, I saw how the process...

Guatemala Adoption

Guatemala Adoption

Officially known as the Republic of Guatemala, Guatemala is a country in Central America that borders Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. This beautiful nation is comprised of volcanoes, rainforests, mountains...

Syrian Adoption

Syrian Adoption

What is intercountry adoption? Intercountry adoption (this includes Syrian adoption) means making a home for a baby, child, or teenage orphan from a different country and bringing them to the United States to be adopted...

How does adoption work

How Does Adoption Work?

People want to know how things work. From toys and bicycles to planes and rocket ships, people are fascinated by the inner workings of everyday things we take for granted. This curiosity has given rise to Do it Yourself...

Four Steps to Adoption California for Expectant Mothers. Providing your baby with opportunities you did not have or a family that can...

Adoption California

Are you a teenager who has just found out you are pregnant? Are you a college student who does not have the ability to care for a baby, go to school, and work at the same time? Are you parenting another child(ren) and...

Requirements for Adopting a Child

5 Requirements for Adopting a Child

Parenting is not something that should be taken lightly. A parent is responsible for shaping, molding, and ensuring the child’s safety and health needs are met. A parent should be a child’s protector, supporter, and...

adopting a child in MA

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 Donuts coffee...

steps to adopting a child

8 Steps to Adopting a Child

If you’re thinking about starting a family or adding another child into your home, adoption is a loving and very possible option for your forever family. If you’re wondering about where to start and if...

adopting a baby from china

Adopting A Baby From China

History of Adopting A Baby from China The history of adopting a baby from China started in April of 1992 when “China implemented a law enabling foreigners to adopt its orphans. In that year, 206 children were adopted to...