How do I find a birth mother?

One common question from those considering adoption is “How do we find a birth mother?” The answer to this will depend on which route you take in your adoption pursuit. Two of the most common types of adoption are agency adoption and direct placement, also known as “private” or “independent” adoption. Agency Placement If you choose to go through an…

How to Afford Adoption

“I’d like to adopt but it is just too expensive!” The Costs One of the biggest concerns I hear time and time again when it comes to those considering adoption is their concern over the cost. That’s most likely the biggest reason why although 1/3 of Americans have considered adoption, no more than 2% of Americans have adopted. I get…

5 Bible Verses About Adoption

Adoption is clearly very important to God. There are quite a few Bible verses that either speaks directly to adoption or relate to it very well.  These gave me comfort throughout the long adoption process. And, they still speak to me deeply. Whether you are in the process of adoption, considering adoption or just need some encouragement, I hope you…

Our Adoption Story

I think this post might surprise some people. But, I want to share our story because every single adoption story is unique. We all have our own journey and that is what makes them all so beautiful. I can only imagine that many people think that a happily married couple that has been together for two decades would have biological…

My Top 3 Adoption Grant Recommendations

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 proved to be a great assistance for us. Honestly, it probably made the difference in us being able to adopt. Three organizations offer grants that helped us the most and are still the top grants…

Dealing with Post Adoption Depression

Just like some new biological parents, adoptive parents may experience some “blues” or depression once a baby or child comes home. There are various reasons this can happen but it’s not something to be ashamed of or run away from. It is however important to recognize it, so you can be proactive in doing something about it. I remember when…