5 Things People Might Not Tell You When Adopting

5 Things People Might Not Tell You When Adopting

Adopting a child is an exciting time for any family. There’s so much preparation that goes into the process leading up to adoption and in the beginning stages of parenthood. This includes making sure your home is prepared for adding a new member to your household,...
6 Steps to Help You Choose Your Adoption Preferences

6 Steps to Help You Choose Your Adoption Preferences

In today’s post, we’re discussing adoption preferences, in other words, the preferences you have when choosing a child you’re hoping to adopt. Once you enter the adoption process, you and your partner will have to decide what you could or could not accept in the child...
Living Expenses

Living Expenses

In the adoption process, living expenses are things that are legally allowed to be paid to an expecting mom while she’s pregnant, and oftentimes up to six weeks afterwards, to help her get back on her feet after she’s made an adoption plan. This timeframe...
5 Tips to Prepare Financially for Adoption

5 Tips to Prepare Financially for Adoption

Planning to grow your family is one of the biggest decisions you make in your lifetime. This comes with excitement and joy as you and your partner plan for the next steps in your parenting journey. It can also come with stress surrounding fertility issues and...
What Is A Home Study?

What Is A Home Study?

You’ve done it! You have decided to adopt. You’ve found the adoption agency you want to use and you have officially started the process. Congratulations! Now, it’s time for the hard part, the dreaded home study. The goal of the home study is to make sure you, your...
Adoption Timeline

Adoption Timeline

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to adopt? Of course, every situation is unique, but here is a good guide as to what you can expect if your family is pursuing adoption. Months 1-3 During the first three months, it’s time to research different types of...
The 6 Avenues of Adoption, Part 4: Embryo Adoptions

The 6 Avenues of Adoption, Part 4: Embryo Adoptions

This is part 4 of a 6 part series discussing avenues of adoption. In the first three weeks we’ve covered Agency Adoptions, Adoption Consultants, and Private Adoptions. What is embryo adoption? Embryo adoption is when another family has gone through IVF and they...
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...

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