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How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting A soon-to-be mom can’t hide her secret from the world for very long. Her belly starts to swell, making it difficult for passersby to ignore the tiny kicks of a new baby. Adoptive parents can hide their expectancy for a much longer period of time. However, they will eventually need to share with…

5 Creative Ideas for an Adoption Shower

5 Creative Ideas for an Adoption Shower

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like? When a woman decides to have a baby, it only seems natural for her close friends and family members to throw a baby shower. This get-together is a great way for loved ones to express their support and help the new mother provide for her bundle of joy. Adoptive moms can often…

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like?

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like?

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like? Before you get too far into the adoption process, you will need to start considering what level of openness you want for your family. An open adoption allows your child to get to know their birth parents and hear more of their own story. You may even find it helpful to have…

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted?

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted?

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted? New adoptive parents often wonder just how much they should share with their child about how they came to be a part of the family. Many parents hesitate to share about the adoption, even in today’s modern culture that is far more open and accepting. The overprotective nature of parents wants…

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile Your family book or adoption profile is one of the most significant aspects of the adoption process for prospective families. This simple book or page is designed to give birth mothers all of the information they need to make a decision on who should raise their unborn child. The process of…

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption When it comes to the prospect of adopting a child, most couples are giddy with anticipation and excitement. Their excitement may have developed over the course of months or years as they researched and learned everything there was to know about the gift of adoption. They may become even more elated…

Tips for Establishing an Adoption Support System

Tips for Establishing an Adoption Support System

Tips for Establishing an Adoption Support System The old adage that no man is an island holds true in almost every circumstance, adoption included. Prospective adoptive families often underestimate the important role that a support system will play in the development and finalization of their adoption. Friends and family members will be there during the celebrations and the unavoidable struggles…

Recipe For A Successful Adoption

Recipe For A Successful Adoption

Recipe for a Successful Adoption When it comes to preparing your heart and home for a new adoption, many prospective parents want to know the keys to success. They question seasoned parents and agency workers about what they should do and when. How much time should they spend reading literature? Is there a secret to choosing the right agency? Which…

Happy Adoption Day!

Happy Adoption Day!

Happy Adoption Day! Many adoptive families celebrate Adoption Day. Some may refer to this day as “gotcha” day or placement day. This important day is when an adopted child joins his or her family officially. Many adoptive families choose to celebrate this day uniquely. One family might sit down after a special dinner and reminisce over the day their family…