Every hopeful adoptive parent or couple has to write what’s commonly known as a “Dear Birthmother” letter…which is starting to be known as a “Dear Expectant Mother” letter, which is a little more accurate and in-line with positive birth language (Wonder what that is? We’ll write about that soon). The letter is an introduction. It’s … More Did You Know? The Dear Birthmother Letter
We recently got to take a wonderful trip to Barcelona and Amsterdam. We love to travel and experience new places. We saw beautiful things, ate delicious food, made some new friends and got to spend precious time with old ones. All our friends over there are so supportive of our plans to adopt and we … More Vacation!
When the adopted child is a different race than the parents it’s called a transracial adoption. The whole family, even including the birth mother, forms a transracial family. For example, Sandra Bullock and her son are a transracial family. Since we are open to a child from any ethnic/racial background there’s a possibility that we’ll … More Did You Know? The term Transracial Adoption.
One of the big steps to adopting is being LEGALLY ALLOWED to adopt. This requires getting a license to adopt. In order for us to be licensed to adopt we had to complete a Home Study. The Home Study is a ”comprehensive examination of employment history, home, physical and emotional health, finances and personal relationships … More Did You Know? The Home Study.
Did You Know? About Open Adoption. In VERY SIMPLE terms, Open Adoption means that the adoptive family and the birth mother/family share some level of identifying information and ongoing contact. As we learned about open adoption, we grew more confident that it was beneficial for everyone involved. The birth mother (and possibly father) play a … More Did You Know? About Open Adoption?
We’re starting a series: “Did You Know?” This’ll be a way for us to fill you in on how we got here, what the adoption process has been like for us, the exciting/scary stuff once we are actually adopting, etc. If you have questions or are curious about specific things/how stuff works, feel free to … More Did You Know? We Can Legally Adopt From All 50 States!
Welcome to our website. We’ll be blogging from time to time, perhaps posting articles about adoption and basically sharing our experience. We are actively seeking a birth mother for a domestic open adoption so feel free to share this site with friends, family, OB-GYNs, neighbors, principals, crossing guards…anyone really. At some point somebody might know somebody … More Hello to all!