Mental Health and Adopted Children

Mental Health and Adopted Children

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time that the US has observed since 1949. The idea behind this month-long observation is to increase awareness in general and to give people an avenue to speak up if they are struggling or need help. For this blog, we wanted to...
What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories Part 2

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories Part 2

Last week we posted the first part of this series on a rather common sentiment among adoptive parents. This blog aims to help address some of the most common “I wish I knew” moments, but you should also reach out to us or your local adoption service if you have more...

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories

How many times have you heard a friend say “I wish I had known that before I started” or “I wish I knew then what I know now?” It’s a common sentiment and one that affects everyone. It is also an especially common one surrounding issues of adoption, because many...

Myths and Truths About Adoption

Whether you are a family embarking on the adoption process or a friend or family member of someone who wishes to adopt, you’ll encounter many myths that persist about the process. It’s important to confront these myths and discuss them. Doing so will help ease anxiety...

How to Support Friends During the Adoption Process

Earlier this year we published a blog series on how to support your spouse through the adoption process. If interested, or you have a stressed spouse, you can check out our helpful suggestions. Often, it is easier to know and respond to our spouse’s needs, but...

Teaching Adopted Children Their Story

Parents of adopted children will one day face the question about whether or not to tell their child the story of how they came to join the family. An intensely personal decision, parents must make the decision that is best for the child and family. There is no easy...