5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Their Adoption

If you ask our 3-year-old daughter whose belly she was in she’ll tell you. We’ve been open with her about adoption from the very beginning and that will never change. It’s a part of her, and her brother’s, story. It always will be. And, that’s OK! It’s awesome. We know the conversations will get harder as they get older but…

10 ways to make the most of your adoption wait

Just like a six year old, you may find yourself going from “Are we there yet!?!” to “Please! Just five more minutes!!!” There is no way around it… “The wait” is one of the hardest parts of the adoption process. But, this season of your life can be a valuable, and even enjoyable, one so don’t let it slip away!…

Encouraging Adoption Quotes

I love inspirational quotes!  There is something about finding a quote that really speaks to you that is so powerful!  I’ve gathered some of my absolute favorite adoption quotes and I thought you might enjoy reading them.  Let them inspire you as you embark (or continue) on your adoption journey! Favorite Adoption Quotes “I hold my daughter in my arms…

What is the difference between Open and Closed Adoption?

When making the decision to adopt, one factor to consider is open adoption vs. closed adoption. This is especially true when pursuing domestic adoption. So, what exactly is the difference and how do you decide what’s right for you and your family? Open Adoption An open adoption involves some degree of a relationship between the adoptive family and birth family.…

3 Ways To Make Adoption Affordable

Many prospective adoptive parents are excited about the idea of adoption but are concerned that the process may be too complicated or expensive. The truth is there are many resources available. Several of the biggest ways that we were able to make the dream of adoption a reality was through grants, fundraising and no-interest loans. I’ll break each down a…

How much does adoption really cost?

How much does adoption cost? That’s a question we’ve heard a lot since starting the process ourselves. We completely understand this concern. It was probably one of our biggest. The truth is that there are many different kinds of adoption, and therefore various fees associated with each.  Some are less expensive and some more costly. I understand that numbers are…

10 Myths About Birth Mothers

It’s unfortunate but misconceptions about birth mothers are part of what can make many individuals second guess adoption. The term “birthmother” makes some people uncomfortable and causes them to visualize young girls giving up their babies carelessly. This perception saddens me because in most cases it could not be farther from the truth. Let’s take a closer look at 10…