Every hopeful parent eagerly awaits the call from their social worker where they learn they have been selected by a prospective birth mother. But what happens when the situation doesn’t feel right? Here’s what it might feel like to receive this call and say, “No.”
Returning to “normal life” after placing your baby for adoption can be difficult, especially when it comes to dating. When is it time to share your adoption history, and how do you even start? Here are some things to consider.
Completing the adoption home study is one of the first big hurdles for hopeful adoptive families. But, it’s not quite over once your paperwork is signed.
If you’re an adoptive parent, you may be anxious about how to tell your loved ones about your adoption plan. Find a few tips here.
Thanks to all who entered our Valentine’s Day photo contest! Find out who the winners are here.
with their child. But what exactly are your rights when it comes to adoption benefits and parental leave? Learn more about advocating for yourself here.
Writing a letter to your child after placement is equal parts cathartic and terrifying. Finding the right words to express how you’re feeling can be daunting. If you’re unsure of how to convey how much your child means to you, learn more here.
Did you finalize an adoption in 2019? Don’t forget about the federal Adoption Tax Credit when filing this year! Learn the basics about this nonrefundable tax credit here.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we want to celebrate a special kind of love — that of a child and their parent at their birth. So, for this photo contest, we’re asking you to share photos of the first time you saw your child.
When you start your adoption journey, you’ll need to have a support team behind you every step of the way. But, how do you know who to include?