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…

5 Things You Should Know About International Adoption

I’m happy to feature guest author Jessica Goodpaster. She’s a fellow adoptive mom and blogger who has experienced the joys and challenges of international adoption. Since my family adopted domestically, I’m so excited to share her post on 5 things you should know about international adoption. Read on to learn more about Jessica and her story. Meet the Guest Author…

How to Know if Adoption is Right For You

I don’t think our adoption story is typical. I got an itch for adoption many years ago…like 15 or so. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, but our own, that it took so long. I guess we just thought the stars needed to align before we dove in. Like, we needed to have plenty of money, the perfect house, the perfect jobs,…

How to Adopt a Newborn Baby

When making the decision to adopt a newborn baby through an agency, there are 12 steps that can help get you there. The steps I discuss refer to domestic adoption through a private agency. If you would like to learn about other types of adoption and their associated costs you can read more here. Let’s take a look at the…

An Open Letter To My 4-Year-Old Daughter

There is so much more I will say outside of this open letter just for you, but this is what I need you and the world to know… Dear Sweet Abigail, 4 years ago today you had been home for one week. You were one month old, and I was clueless. But, so in love! It’s crazy to think about…