1. What To Expect When You’re Adopting

    The adoption process is not simple. If you want to become a parent through adoption, here are a few things to expect while you go through the process. Be Patient When you are considering adoption, there is a good chance that you have wanted a child for a long time. It may be difficult for you to wait any longer, but the road to adoption is often a very long one. At A is 4 Adoption, we try to match…Read More

  2. How Open is an Open Adoption?

    When considering adoption, one big decision to make is if the adoption should be open or closed. For some, it’s easy to decide to have an open adoption. Sometimes, it all depends on the families involved, while other times it has to do with the circumstances surrounding the situation. Either way, the adoptive parents have a say in whether they want an open adoption or not. The question may l…Read More

  3. Tips for Bonding with your Adopted Infant

    During the adoption process, it’s easy to have an ideal scenario in mind about how the first few days and weeks will be when finally bringing home your baby after working with the adoption center. When you bring your infant home, it may not look exactly like you expected. It’s important through this time to not get frustrated. It is normal to have to take time and adjust to having a new child …Read More

  4. Questions to Ask if Considering Adoption

    There are many challenges in becoming a parent. When you become a parent through adoption, it can involve many more obstacles. It can involve red tape, high costs, tons of paperwork, being vetted,  and that is only during the approval process. There are even times families wait months or years after they have found a child to adopt, depending on where the child is coming from and if there is …Read More

  5. Giving your Child up for Adoption to a Single Parent

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2009, nearly one-third of adoptions from foster care were by single adults. This number grows a bit larger when accounting for all adoptions, not just foster-to-adopt, that have happened in the U.S. This number has potential to grow as the stigma of single parenting decreases. Single parenting isn’t a breeze, but it has become more acceptable as the per…Read More

  6. Deciding to Adopt Instead of Facing a High-Risk Pregnancy

    Even with technology, some women still face the possibility of a high-risk pregnancy. Risk factors can be caused from age, weight, and reproductive system complications. Some women don’t find out about these risk factors until they face the loss of a pregnancy, strict bed rest or a more traumatic situation. Other women know they are at risk if they get pregnant and choose to go a different r…Read More

  7. Benefits of Open Adoptions for the Child

    As many genetic differences as there are in the world, there are as many different ways an open adoption can function. As an adoptive family and birthmother come together through private adoption, they choose how the adoptive child’s life is going to unfold. There are benefits to offering an adoptive child an open adoption between their birthparents and adoptive parents. This arrangement of …Read More

  8. Know your Options When Adopting a Child

    Years ago you adopted a child through a closed adoption process and by the time the child was 10 years old, you were looking for answers about the child’s family medical history because of present health concerns. While sometimes those in the medical industry can find answers and solutions through symptoms, at other times, there are huge benefits in knowing what a child is up against wh…Read More

  9. Choosing Closed Adoption or Open Adoption

    As a birth mother, you make the decisions for your child, and you have decided to give your child up for adoption. When putting your child up for adoption there are many options that will have an impact on how your future and your child’s future will look. Take a look at this general overview of options.   You can choose to have a closed adoption where the adoptive family doesn&rsq…Read More

  10. 3 Benefits of Open Adoption for the Adoptive Parents

    When adopting a child from the birth parents, there are many unknowns. Some of these can contribute to fears the adoptive parents may have throughout the life of their adoptive child. Having a closed adoption allays none of these fears, because there can be little to no information that will help reduce the fear or give the adoptive parents information on how to handle medical issues or mental hea…Read More