3 Adoption Terms to Know

3 Adoption Terms to Know

Adoption is one of those pursuits that has, over time, developed its own language and terms to help adoptive parents understand different aspects of their adoption journey. It’s important to have clarity on what exactly some of these terms mean, and today I’d like to...
Family Home Updates to Make Before Adoption

Family Home Updates to Make Before Adoption

While it’s easy to get swept up in the adoption process, it’s important that you’re making all the necessary adjustments to turn your current home into a family home. Because there is so much out of your control in this process, there are a few things you can do to...
How the early traumatic event of relinquishing my son for adoption as a teenager in 1967 shaped me as a young woman and beyond.

We’ve Come a Long Way. Or Have We?

On the surface, it looks like we have traveled far from the shame and guilt heaped by society on unwed mothers. During what is called “the baby scoop era” from 1945 to 1973, young women who became pregnant out of wedlock were shamed by their parents and society into...
Are You Ready For Adoption?

Are You Ready For Adoption?

If you are thinking about adopting a child individually or with your spouse/partner, it is indeed a wonderful decision. The child will surely bring an abundance of love and joy in your life; in return, you shall provide them with a home and family that will be there...
Adoption and Form W-7A

Adoption and Form W-7A

TAXES & ADOPTION Adopting a child is a heartwarming decision that is driven by compassion and fueled by love. It is an exciting choice that will change your life. Welcoming a child into your home is the easy part. Unfortunately, the logistics associated with...

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