Adoption Resources

What Is An Open Adoption Agreement?

How do adoptive parents and birth families maintain open adoptions? Or even keep their word on promises to remain open? It takes commitment, a little effort, and a post-adoption contact agreement, which is part of every adoption. A post-adoption contact agreement is a...

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Birth Parent Holiday Gift Guide

This month we have been focusing on Adoption and the Holidays: how to navigate this season as an adoptive family or hopeful adoptive parent, as well as how to care for those in your life who have been touched by adoption. And while it is easy for adoptive families to...

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Minding Your P’s and Q’s

Adoption is perceived by the ways in which we talk about it. By learning how to talk about it positively, you are taking a huge leap in the right direction and showing others that adoption is something they can speak on without hesitation or reservations.  By...

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Your Child’s Adoption Story

When should you tell your child their adoption story?⠀⠀⠀ Adoption is something you should be speaking about openly in your home from the very first day you meet your child. It should be a story you tell them from day one. You will stumble at first and maybe say things...

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Adoption Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

The pandemic has slowed things down with less and less expectant mothers making adoption plans and more hopeful parents interested in adopting than ever before. However, this isn’t a sprint to the finish line. It’s a marathon that requires training, strategizing,...

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The Adoption Finalization

The moment has arrived—one you have been anticipating for months, maybe even years. Your baby is finally in your arms and the celebrations have begun with friends and family. Before you get to officially call yourself a family (at least a legal family), there is still...

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Are You Really Ready To Adopt?

When you’re getting started in adoption, you don’t just wake up one day ready to jump into the process. There are A LOT of things to consider and do your research on before beginning.  Whatever path brought you to adoption needs to be fully shut in order for you to...

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Top 5 Steps To Take Post-Adoption

You’re officially a family. The moment you’ve been dreaming of has finally come true. Your baby is in your arms and the adoption journey—the paperwork, waiting, and anticipation—is behind you. While it may feel like the adoption journey is behind you, it’s really just...

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Are you ready to adopt?