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17
Jun
2021

3 ‘Risk Factors’ in Adoption That Aren’t Actually That Risky

You might be surprised to learn what does (and doesn’t) increase the likelihood of an adoption disruption. Here are three “risk factors” that waiting families fear, and the truth behind them, as well as a hard truth about emotional risk in adoption.

1
Jun
2021

Saying Goodbye at the Hospital [A Guide for Adoptive Parents]

Adoptive parents often find themselves unprepared for the intense and complex emotions of saying “goodbye” to their child’s birth mother at the hospital.

15
May
2021

Does Open Adoption Confuse Kids?

When birth and adoptive parents communicate through open adoption, it can be a great benefit for their lifelong relationship and emotional well-being. Open adoption is also important for adoptees — knowing their biological parents and maybe even biological siblings. Most kids are happier

1
Mar
2021

15 Things Not to Say to an Adoptee

If you’re an adoptee, you’ve heard it. If you’re not an adoptee, you’ve probably said it yourself, but in the future? Refrain. Here are 15 things that adoptees are sick of hearing, and that you probably shouldn’t say.

14
Dec
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Will COVID-19 Affect the Number of Pregnant Women Choosing Adoption?”

This post is the fourth in a series: “Questions from Adoptive Families.” Now, we address a common question, “Will COVID-19 affect the number of pregnant women choosing adoption?”

11
Dec
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Will COVID Restrictions Prevent Me from Meeting the Baby at the Hospital?”

This post is the third in “Questions from Adoptive Families.” Now, a question families have asked throughout the pandemic: “Can I meet my baby in the hospital?”

30
Nov
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Do I Need to Get a COVID Test Before Traveling for Placement?”

This post is the second part of “Questions from Adoptive Families.” In this blog post: Will you need to be tested for COVID-19 before traveling for placement?

27
Nov
2020

Questions from Adoptive Families: “Why Are the Birth Mother’s Friends and Family Asking to Meet Us?”

This post is the first of a series: “Questions from Adoptive Families.” First up: Some adoptive families have recently been asked to meet with the birth mother’s loved ones while waiting for ICPC. Here’s why.

23
Oct
2020

How Will Moving Affect Your Adoption Process?

If you’re a prospective adoptive parent in the midst of the adoption process, and you move to a new home, how will your move affect your adoption? Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to do and consider if you’re adopting and about to move.

28
Sep
2020

10 Ways to Save Money for Adoption

Saving money for your adoption can be tough. But we’ve got some tips to help you set aside the money you’ll need, and general advice for financing your path to parenthood.

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