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…

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…

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…