DNA tracking websites like Ancestry.com have fundamentally changed search and reunion for adoptees and birth parents. Are these changes good, bad, or somewhere in between?
The adoption journey is beautiful, but it is also incredibly challenging. These six stories will give you the encouragement you need to keep going. In the end, all the challenges will be worth it.
There’s more than one way to start a family. Many families facing a diagnosis of infertility consider both adoption and surrogacy. Here is an honest comparison of the two options.
Your post‐adoption relationship is an exciting new step in your relationship with the birth parents. But, after signing your pictures and letters agreement, you may feel nervous about what to send. Here are our suggestions for what birth parents are really looking for.
Not only can we show our appreciation to mothers who are a very present part of a child’s life, but also to the many women who have made selfless and courageous decisions to share in the role of motherhood by placing their child for adoption.
Biological parents, adoptive parents, and intended parents alike can offer great benefits through skin-to-skin contact with their babies. If nothing more than just taking in the sweetest snuggles, try skin-to-skin contact with your new baby and enjoy the moment.
Adoption disruptions occur in a small percentage of domestic infant adoption cases. When a disruption does happen, what happens to all the funds a family has already invested in the process? The answer depends on the agency you are working with.
With all of the red tape we worked to get through and help we received to get there, we still found ourselves gaining wisdom through our experiences from some of the things no one tells you before you start the adoption process.
Is adoption an option for anyone? If you have differing abilities and dreams of becoming a parent, this may be a question you’ve asked yourself. Here are the answers.
Going through an adoption can sometimes prompt rude or insensitive questions and comments from spectators. Some adoptive families can find the questioning bothersome, but I see it as an opportunity.