What Exactly Is an Adoption Home Study?

A home study generally happens after you have completed your training classes and adoption application. All states require that families applying to adopt complete a home study. Once a home study is complete, your caseworker creates a written report about your family. It includes basic information gathered from you as well as information provided by third parties. Generally, a home…

What Are The Benefits of Open Adoption?

Because open adoption can look different in every adoption, there isn’t one specific definition. It comes down to the wishes and agreements made between the biological and adoptive parents. In a fully open adoption, the biological family would most likely have direct contact with the child through methods such as email, phone calls, and visits. Of course, the adoptive parents…

My Top 3 Adoption Fundraising Ideas

There are SO many great ways to raise funds for adoption!  You can do a quick search online and get so many amazing creative ideas. But, I wanted to share my 3 favorites. These were the most worthwhile when we were raising funds… 1. Start a funding account One of the best ways to raise funds for your adoption is…

My Top 4 Adoption Loan Recommendations

When it comes to the cost of adoption, most of us could use a little, or a lot, of financial help. If adoption grants don’t work out for you or fail to provide enough funds, adoption loans can be a great option. Some organizations that offer loans at very low interest or even no interest with affordable monthly payments. I’ll…

The Top 3 Reasons Not to Adopt

As an adoption advocate that loves talking about adoption, I often hear all the reasons why someone thinks they just can’t adopt. The truth is that 38% of practicing Christians have seriously considered adoption but only 5% have adopted. Any idea why? The most common reasons are…      1. It’s too expensive One complaint I hear time and time…

What if I don’t feel attached to my adopted child?

Attachment Issues I’m here today to talk about an issue many would rather avoid. It’s taboo to talk about in many ways. What if you dream about adopting and then after all the paperwork and waiting, it happens. You bring them home and you quickly realize… you don’t feel attached to your child? Worse yet, what if a year goes…

Adoption Is A Gift

This is a guest post by Benson Marshall. Have you ever received a gift you weren’t expecting? I mean something totally out of the blue? Now this is a blog all about adoption. Not exactly an unexpected event. So where am I going with this question? Let’s try a clarifying question. Have you ever received a gift you didn’t think…