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…

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…

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…

Evacuation Plan: Tips for Your Home Study

Did you know that a home evacuation plan is a part of preparing your adoption home study? This is a guest post by Benson Marshall. I’m a Prepper, He’s a Prepper, She’s a Prepper Too. (If you grew up in the 80s you’ll get that play on words, if not look up old Dr. Pepper advertising campaigns.) My wife did…