How To Adopt: Adoption 101

Adoption 101 When you decide to embark on your own adoption journey, there is a lot to learn. The great news is that many have gone before you and know what it takes to successfully adopt. Instead of trying to piece together all that goes into adoption, why not take advantage of the multitude of information available to you? Many…

What Is National Adoption Month and How To Help?

A Brief History of National Adoption Month The history of National Adoption Month dates back to 1976 when Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis announced the first Adoption Week. The focus was to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care. Governor Dukakis’ idea grew in popularity and quickly spread nationwide. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed…

Adoption Fundraiser Ideas: Top 10

For many hopeful adoptive parents, money can be a true obstacle to achieving their adoption dreams. Adoption fundraising can be a great way to overcome this hurdle and gather the funds you need. There are so many great adoption fundraiser options as well as some other smart ways to raise funds.  You can do a quick search online and get…

Vacation Fun: 5 Tips for Traveling with Little Kids

As I write this, we’re heading home from an 8-night trip full of vacation fun. A vacation we thought about canceling. Not just because of covid-19 restrictions but also because of an 8 hour+ drive each way with 2 toddlers. We wondered if they would travel well or sleep OK in an unfamiliar place. But, ultimately we’re really glad we…

10 Baby Shower Theme Ideas for Adoptive Moms

If there is one thing I didn’t do that I wish I had when we adopted, I wish I had let someone throw me a baby shower. With all that goes into adoption, I guess a baby shower didn’t stand out as a high priority. We had a lot of adoption issues to deal with including funding our adoption, home-study,…

5 Things Adoption Has Taught Me

When we decided to pursue adoption, I didn’t realize that there would be so many lessons I would learn. There are 5 things that stand out to me as the most important things adoption has taught me. I’m so thankful that adoption has not only given me a family I could have never dreamed of, but it has also expanded…

5 Adoption Grants You Never Knew Existed

Adoption Grants When it comes to the cost of adoption, most of us could use a little, or a lot, of financial help. Adoption grants can help make your adoption dreams a reality. They definitely made a big difference in our adoption journey. Here are 5 adoption grants you may have never even heard of! And, if this list isn’t…