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  • Waiting To Adopt Can Be Maddening. Here’s How To Not Go Crazy

    This guest post is by Paige Knipfer, an adoptive mother. I’ve currently found myself in the waiting process of adopting once again. It’s one of the most dreaded parts of the adoption journey. You’ve done everything in your power to get to this point. You’ve had tasks to complete to get you home study ready. You’ve worked on your profile book endlessly. You rush only to wait.

  • Great Gift Ideas For Family Members Or Friends Who Are Adopting

    This guest post is by Paige Knipfer, an adoptive mother. I was recently asked what kind of gift you should give a family member or friend who is adopting. That’s a great question and one that isn’t widely discussed. Giving a gift to someone close to you who is adopting is a wonderful way to show your support for them and there’s no shortage of things to choose from.

  • How To Find An Adoption Match Through Instagram

    Jaimie Dorn still can’t believe it. “Sometimes when I tell the story myself, I can’t even believe that it’s real and that he’s really here,” she said. “He” is Christian, the baby boy she and her husband recently adopted after finding a match through Instagram. For years, adoption agencies have traditionally been the go-to place for waiting adoptive parents to find an adoption match. But the Dorns decided that wasn’t the route for them. So, on the advice of a friend,

  • What Types Of Adoption Situations Are You Open To?

    This guest post is by an adoptive mother who wishes to remain anonymous. “What are you open to?” That was one of the questions I was asked at the beginning of our adoption journey. I was taken aback by it, to be honest. If I were able to get pregnant I would be open to whatever situation I was in—there wouldn’t be a choice. But I digress. After attending a few adoption workshops we learned that situations come up that

  • Why Adoptive Parents Need To Know And Respect Their Child’s Birthmother

    This guest post is by Faith Getz Rousso, an adoptee and adoption attorney. In full transparency, I wear a lot of hats. I am a mom to two biological sons and an adoption attorney who has been involved in hundreds of open adoptions. I was also adopted into a loving family that never expected me to know my biological family. Fifty-plus years ago, I was placed with my family by an adoption agency. My family was matched based on demographics. Both families

  • Woman Adopts Newborn After Chance Encounter On Plane

    “How do I find a birthmother?” is one of the most common questions we get asked by waiting parents.  The truth is, there is no playbook when it comes to finding a match with an expectant mother considering adoption. It can happen any time just about any where. Even thousands of feet up in the air.  Just ask Temple Phipps. She was flying from Atlanta to Raleigh when she got into a conversation with the woman seating next to her. 

  • Placing A Baby For Adoption: My View As The Husband Of A Birthmother

    This guest post is by Bob Spears, who is married to a birthmother. I am married to an amazing woman who placed her baby for adoption several years before we became involved. I have lived with the trauma now for 20 years and feel I have an observation on her decision to place and that of so many others I have been acquainted with through her. She feels so strongly about birth mothers that she has spent an amazing amount

  • I Used To Fear My Son Would Hate Me For Placing Him. Open Adoption Changed That.

    This guest post is by Makena, a birthmother.  Happiness: Where does it come from? Many people say “I will be happy when…” as though the only time you can be happy is when you get something or get to a certain stage in life. But being happy in the here and now is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. When I was expecting my birthson, Mason, I remember I would wish for things. I would

  • Love Is Not Enough: My Adoptive Parenting Story

    This guest post is by Adoptive Black Mom, an adoptive mother and blogger. My daughter Hope and I became a family nearly four years ago. It’s been a great four years, but to be perfectly honest it’s been a difficult four years as well. It would be easy to assign all of our family’s challenges to all of the issues that brought Hope to a period in her life where she needed a new permanent home, but that wouldn’t be true.

  • 5 Adoption Friendly Flicks

    This guest post is by Anthony Zurica, an adoption attorney. Adopting a child into a new home can be a whirlwind of activity. In addition to the huge excitement and joy that comes attached with expanding the family, there is often a bigger amount of concern as to whether the child will be comfy with adapting to the new environment, especially if he is an older child. While you might feel tempted to create an adoring design in your home,