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…

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…

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 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…

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…

20 Adoption Books for Parents

Here are 20 adoption books for parents that will help you as you embark or continue on your adoption journey.  My suggestion is to not overwhelm yourself but to find one or two to get started and after that, you can decide where you’d like to go from there. Adoption books can be an awesome way to further deepen your…

50 Adoption Books for Children

Adoption books can be a great way to teach your child about adoption and open the door to important conversations. Books can be an especially great way to begin explaining adoption to young children. I started collecting adoption books years before we brought our children home. We are big believers in talking to our kids often and openly about their…