adoption

Adoption proves that sometimes, you can choose your family; all about the process before, during and after adoption.

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Mike Johnsona month ago
Guardianship: A Solution for Same-Sex Parents Battling For Parental Rights
Same-sex parents battling for parental rights are in a very difficult situation to deal with and overcome, especially when it involves their child. So if you’re going through the same challenging stag...
a month ago
Abandoned: Leaving China
Hello, I'm Emily. I'm a Chinese adoptee living and studying in the UK. This is the first ever blog I've published. There are so many things I would love to talk to you about but first of all. I want t...
Indy Summers3 months ago
Ways Adopting a Child Can Change Your Life for the Better
Nothing can change the course of your life in the way deciding to adopt a child can. While the journey to adopting can be quite difficult at times, the end result can make it all worthwhile. It can be...
Barry Farmer4 months ago
My Adopted Son and I Are Probably Going to Hell
Does my adopted child need to live my religion? Your adopted children, especially if they are older, might have developed their own opinions of God already. Religion seems to be the foundation of adop...
Zoë Pattiani7 months ago
Watching Your Baby Grow Up Without You
I want to start off with saying I wasn't forced into this decision. It is my choice and the best one I could've made. I was 19-years-old when I found out I was pregnant, and 20 when I gave birth to hi...
Ashley Reynolds8 months ago
Adoption & the Emotional Rollercoaster
There's so much to adoption that people don't seem to understand and the only way anyone will understand is hearing it from someone who was adopted. The day I was adopted was one of the best but most ...
Jenna Doss8 months ago
Connecting Hearts
Hello, my name is Hannah. My story starts on a cold day in December of 2000. Two people who I can tell you, were not in love, made love between the sheets in an old rusted trailer. Their names were An...
Heidi White8 months ago
Adopting Siblings
Whoa. You just got that call. A case worker has asked you to take in three kids, siblings. You don’t know that you can. I mean, you family will grow by three. Your SUV has a third-row seat, which mean...
Freda Mattea8 months ago
Dear Birth Mother
To My Birth Mother, I was first told I was adopted when I was 5 years old. My best friend at the time learned that I was adopted and proceeded to tell me "Your parents aren't your real parents. Your r...
Michelle Edwards9 months ago
Baby No. 13 & His Nurse
It was a seasonably cool Thursday in Saint Louis, Missouri. The date was October 6, 1904 and the St. Louis World's Fair is in full swing. Patrons had come from all over to enjoy such novelties as cott...
Human Human10 months ago
Dear Daddy
Dear Daddy, Thank you for making me your daughter. Even though blood says that I’m not yours you’ve always gone above and beyond to show me that I’m yours. Thank you for giving me your last name. You ...
Jamie Epperson10 months ago
"Abandon"
Wait. Why is abandon in quotes in the title? Give me a few minutes. You'll understand. I have a lot of drafts for this blog and usually the writing for them comes very easily. This one is no different...
The Long Road
The day I found out I was adopted wasn't really the kind of day I wanted to talk about. I've always been aware of things but understanding things and talking about things are different. I always knew ...
M&B Musingsa year ago
Rags
I keep a bunny in a bag in my desk drawer. There is a bunny in a bag inside a square little drawer, a childhood memory tucked away like a textbook that has been forgotten to be used. She sits there li...
Clara Harrisona year ago
The Adoption Process
Love is simply not enough when it comes to adopting a child. No matter how much you love children, love is just one of the many components involved in the adoption process. As a former caseworker, I h...
Clara Harrisona year ago
The Adoptive Homestudy
If you are interested in expanding your family through adoption, you will need to prepared to complete the adoption process. So what is the process and how long will it take? The process itself and th...
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Derek Hamera year ago
Why I Am Who I Am
My name is Derek and I was born in Kitale, Kenya. When I was around 4 years of age I realized that home was not a safe place for me so I walked into town to see if I could have a better life there. My...
Alicia Devinea year ago
Being Adopted
Since two days after I was born, I have lived with my adoptive parents. It was a planned adoption; my birthmother had long before birth decided she was placing me for adoption because she felt it was ...