A Dozen Things You Should Know About Adopting a Baby in Florida

Many things about Florida are common knowledge. Everyone knows that Disneyworld is in Orlando, that Florida is a popular tourist destination, and that President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate can be found in the...

Navigating the Cocoon

When you decide to pursue adoption, there will be many instances when your family’s situation will look unique from others who have gone before you. Life after adoption will also be unique. Whether that be in...

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...

U.S. Adoption

If you are an American considering adoption, you are not alone. In fact, studies show that 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption at some point, but only 2% of the population has actually adopted. Of...

Requirements for Adopting a Child

If you are just starting your adoption journey, odds are your mind is swirling with questions! The internet can be a great resource, but it can also yield an overwhelming amount of information that may or may...

Adoption doesn't only change the life of a child, it can change the life of a parent. Jackie might not have found out she had cancer if it.

Jackie’s Adoption Story

From the time I was little, when I saw Oliver! and Annie and read a book called Adopted Jane, I knew that I would want to adopt a child when I grew up. My little brother, my only sibling, was adopted at three days old...

Do you wish you had a step-by-step guide for parenting? If only that existed. Still, these books about adoption are great resources.

My Favorite Books About Adoption

Whether you are considering growing your family through adoption, are currently drowning in paperwork as you finish up your journey before pick-up, or have already brought your child(ren) home, finding new resources to...

Is adoption good for the child? Like many other things in life, it depends. But adoption can be a wonderful opportunity for all involved.

Is Adoption Good for the Child?

Adoption is an opportunity for children who need a family to find a family. But is adoption good for the child? That is the question. Both expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents often wonder whether or not...

When developing an adoption plan, many people want to know more about open adoption. But what exactly is it? Open adoption is the level of.

What If I Want An Open Adoption?

If you have chosen to create an adoption plan for your baby, you probably have a number of questions, hopes, and even concerns as you begin to decide on details. One of the first decisions you have to make is the level...

At age 19, Monyay did what many older children in foster care will never do: she got adopted. Caseworker Leah is now officially her mom.

Adopted By Her Caseworker

Adoption is a beautiful gift for many families. It is a fitting and acceptable way to guide children in foster care to a forever family. But what happens if, time and time again, some foster children get rejected? Maybe...

Do you want to learn more about adoption but feel like you are always too busy? Podcasts might be the way to go.

5 Great Podcasts about Adoption

Hello, adoption community. I have a confession to make. I’m actually kind of embarrassed to say this. I am very behind the times. I thought I was staying caught up with all the latest trends and the best ways to absorb...

Have you ever been curious about open adoption? Do you wonder if it would be right for you? I'll share my experience with open adoption.

The Open Adoption Experience

Birth Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day were recently celebrated—personally, this was my 11th Mother’s Day as a mother. Because of another woman who gave birth and placed her son with my husband and me, I am a mother. I...

Couples who want to adopt may be overwhelmed with questions. For those starting out on the journey, here are the most important things.

Couples Who Want to Adopt

When my husband and I first embarked on our adoption journey, we literally had no idea where to begin. No one we knew had ever adopted and no one we knew had ever been adopted. Our knowledge of adoption was pretty much...

Adoption can help the children who are adopted, but did you know it has many more benefits? There are many reasons to choose to adopt.

Reasons to Choose Adoption

Adoption is a personal and life-changing decision. It is a wonderful way to start or add to your family. If you are considering adoption, you may be wondering why others choose to adopt. Here are some of the reasons...

It's a big question, but don't be afraid to ask it. At one point or another, everyone on this journey has asked, "How does adoption work?"

How Does Adoption Work?

No matter what brought you to this conversation, I want you to know that you are welcome. Rest assured, if you have no idea why you typed “how does adoption work” into your internet search bar, you are in good company...

Who are the families that want to adopt? How does adoption work? What does it take to be an adoptive family? If you're wondering these.

Families Who Want to Adopt

Families who want to adopt come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a single parent, a couple, or a family with existing biological children or adopted children, the hope to adopt is shared by many families. Just as...

Adopting a child with autism is a unique and special experience. Here are some tips that may help you welcome home a child with autism...

Adopting a Child with Autism

Some things to know when adopting a child with autism spectrum disorder  Adopting a child is a life-changing experience—not just for you, but for the beautiful and fantastic child you’re adopting. Adoption...

Recent events have highlighted the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act (or ICWA), for both the better and the worse.

Native American Adoption

A recent and potentially precedent-setting case may impact some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations. The case involves an act that many people are unaware of—unless they are hopeful foster or adoptive parents. ...

It might be difficult to honor your birth mother if you experienced a closed adoption. But there are ways to show appreciation for her.

Closed Adoption: Honoring Your Mother

Learn how to honor your birth mother through a closed adoption.  May is the month we celebrate motherhood, and you might be wondering just how to honor your birth mother. Closed adoptions can be hard on both you and...

When you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, it is important for you to know all your options, including parenting, abortion, and adoption.

What Is The Right Decision?

You’ve been feeling tired and nauseous lately. Maybe you have swollen and tender breasts and notice you need to urinate more frequently. Your period is late, too. So, you purchase a home pregnancy test. After...

Looking forward to celebrating Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May? Don't forget Birth Mother's Day on Saturday

Birth Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day evokes a different memory for everyone. It could be a memory of your father telling you to let your mom sleep in, quite possibly while he makes a last-minute run to the store for flowers and a card. It...

It's no secret that the world changed in 2020. There was one change for the better, though: adoptions increased in Alabama

Alabama Adoptions During Pandemic

The year 2020 brought a great number of complicated situations to the world at large. A global pandemic managed to shut down the world for much of the year as scientists, politicians, and health professionals scrambled...