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…

Podcast: Raising Funds For Adoption – Featured on A Sunny Side Up Life

Raising Funds For Adoption Sami was a fantastic host and we chatted about the different types of adoption, the costs associated with each type, and a few ideas on how you can raise funds for adoption if you can’t foot the bill on your own. Click below to listen to our episode and follow Sami’s podcast for more financial advice!…