1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Adopting a Child from Another State: Information you Should Know

    Private adoption within the same state as you have residence is different than if you choose to adopt a child from out of state. IN an effort to protect all parties involved, the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) ruled that there has to be regulations on interstate adoptions. This started in the late 1950s to coordinate which state is responsible for the child while in process…Read More

  8. Adoption: International and Domestic

    Both domestic and international adoption have been common in the United States since the mid-1900s. In 1963, the United States authorized international adoption permanently. Even before then, there were international adoptions to provide for the children who were orphaned by World War II. For both forms of adoption, the processes are very different, although the costs usually range about the same,…Read More

  9. A Brief History of Adoption in the United States – Part 2

    Our previous blog gave a brief history of adoption in the United States up to the 1960s when the demand for adoption was high. The U.S. government endorsed intercountry adoption to help with the number of orphaned children from World War II. In 1963, the U.S. made the intercountry adoption permanent. The demand for domestic adoption was at its peak in the 1970s in the U.S. leveled off since becaus…Read More

  10. A Brief History of Adoption in the United States – Part 1

    Adoption has been around since the beginning of recorded history. While cultures around the world have differing procedures for when it is done and how, there are some united factors. When a child needs a parent and doesn’t have one, the child is adopted by another adult. In the United States, adoption has been a formal proceeding, handing guardianship over from one adult to another legally …Read More