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…

The Ultimate Guide to Adoption Terms

Adoption terms can be confusing so I decided to create an ultimate guide to help. These terms will be very helpful to know as you start your adoption research. You may come across many of these words on your own as you’re reading. Or, you may hear them used by a particular social worker, attorney, or agency. I hope you…

5 Adoption Steps to Get You Started…Today

These simple adoption steps can help launch your adoption journey. The truth is, the idea of pursuing adoption can be very overwhelming!  And, many people just don’t know what adoption steps they need to take. Some prospective adoptive parents give up before they even get started. I understand!  It’s a lot to think about. Where do you begin? Well, I’m…

Hospital Checklist: 10 Must Haves For Adoptive Parents To Take

When you get to the point in your adoption journey where your profile is being shown, you never know when you might get “the call”. This is the time to get the items on your hospital checklist together. If you’re adopting a baby, you likely won’t know how quickly things will move once you receive the call. For example, will…

The Adoption Process: 10 Things to Know Before Starting

Making the decision to pursue adoption is one of the most worthwhile decisions you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It’s a big deal! Here are some tips to know before starting the adoption process. Let’s start with one of the most important things to know before you begin the adoption process. 1) You can afford adoption. OK, this…