Families Waiting to Adopt

You’ve decided adoption is the best option for your baby. Now what? Maybe you’ve found an agency or pregnancy center that you are working with and can hold your hand through the details. Maybe you aren’t there...

Foster to Adopt

Adoption is full of acronyms and phrases that can be confusing to someone unfamiliar with the process. The phrase “foster to adopt” is one adoption phrase that is very straightforward! Foster to adopt is...

Teaching Adoptees About Birth Fathers

Within the adoptive triad, there is so much discussion about the important relationship between the birth mother, adoptee(s), and adoptive family. It seems as though much of the focus is on the birth mother...

5 Reasons Why You Need Community

Finding Support In The Adoption And Fostering World Brene Brown says it best, “We don’t have to do it alone. We were never meant to.” Our communities are a huge part of our lives and mold and shape us every...

Unplanned Pregnancy Basics

Waiting for the pregnancy test to tell you your fate can be extremely nerve-wracking. Perhaps you’re wondering about what the future has in store. An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating and you may feel...

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be tough. Here is a list of the basic things expectant parents need to know when facing one.

Unplanned Pregnancy Basics

Waiting for the pregnancy test to tell you your fate can be extremely nerve-wracking. Perhaps you’re wondering about what the future has in store. An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating and you may feel like your...

If you are considering placing your child for adoption, this article will take you through the steps on how to start the adoption process.

How to Start Adoption by Mahli Rupp

HOW TO START ADOPTION: WHERE DO I BEGIN?  If you are reading this, chances are you are in a situation where adoption is on your list of possible life adventures, likely because of a positive pregnancy test you were...

As an expectant parent, you need to be aware of the pros and cons associated with placing your child in an adoptive family.

Adoptive Family Pros and Cons

For an expectant mother, making an adoption plan for your child is the most difficult decision you may ever make. It is a decision based on so many emotions and with the best interest of your child in mind. Yet it is a...

Whether you're an expectant parent or a prospective adoptive parent, you need to know the in and outs of an adoption family profile.

Adoption Family Profile

Adoption Family Profile, what does that even mean? Let’s start with the basics because let’s be honest; adoption jargon can be hard to understand, especially if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy for the first time...

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.)...