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30
Sep
2019

When an Adoption Opportunity is Outside of Your APQ

Your Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) lays out your expectations for the adoption process. But what happens when an opportunity arises that is just outside the scope of your APQ? Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or not to say “yes.”

23
Sep
2019

The Most Surprising Parts of the Home Study Interview

Most of the home study interview questions were easy and natural to discuss, but there were also a few questions that caught us off-guard during our interview. Here are three of the most surprising:

9
Sep
2019

Should We Decorate a Nursery During Our Wait to Adopt?

During your wait to adopt, is it a good or bad idea to start decorating your baby’s nursery? Read about the pros and cons of each decision here.

30
Aug
2019

“Paper Pregnancy” – What You Need to Know

There are many different ways to share the exciting news that you’re adopting with your friends and family. One term that you might have heard used in the adoption community is “paper pregnancy.” Here’s what to consider when using this term.

19
Aug
2019

Can You Adopt if You Live With Extended Family?

If you’re thinking about adopting, but you just so happen to live with your extended family, you may be wondering if that will hurt your chances of adopting a child. Click here to learn more about adopting when you don’t live on your own.

2
Aug
2019

Breastfeeding in Adoption: What to Know for World Breastfeeding Week

Have you considered breastfeeding as an adoptive mother or prospective birth mother? In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, here are some of the pros and cons to consider as you decide whether it’s right for you.

19
Jul
2019

10 Open Adoption Fears — And How to Conquer Them

Birth parents and adoptive parents have fears about open adoption. Most of the time, these fears come from believing myths about what open adoption is really like. Here are some of the most common concerns, and how to conquer them.

15
Jul
2019

5 Tips for Adoptive Parents Attending Prenatal Appointments

The ability to attend a prenatal appointment with your prospective birth mother is rare. This is an amazing opportunity and important moment in your adoption journey. Here are five things to consider.

8
Jul
2019

7½ Ways to Keep Yourself Busy During the Wait

After the rush of satisfying all the important adoption requirements, hopeful mom Jill has reached a lull in her adoption journey: the wait. Here, she offers up 7 — and 1/2 — tips to help others get through it.

14
Jun
2019

Celebrating All Types of Fathers on Father’s Day

Father’s day is a special time set aside to honor all of the amazing men in our lives who helped us grow into the people we were meant to be. Learn more about you can celebrate all types of fathers on this amazing day.

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