Attachment: 5 Ways to Bond With Your Adopted Child

When you decide to adopt a child, you probably can’t imagine anything other than instant attachment once you hold your child in your arms. As amazing as it is when attachment happens quickly and naturally, it’s OK if that isn’t your story. The good news is regardless of the natural level of attachment that does (or doesn’t) happen, there are…

A Gift: One Father’s View On Adoption

This is a guest post by Benson Marshall. Have you ever received a gift you weren’t expecting? I mean something totally out of the blue? Now, this is a blog all about adoption. Not exactly an unexpected event. So where am I going with this question? Let’s try a clarifying question. Have you ever received a gift you didn’t think…

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,…