1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Thoughts from Birth Mothers

    Adoption takes courage. It’s not an easy decision to offer your child to another family, but for birth mothers who choose adoption, they want to communicate the love they have for their child to the adoptive parents whether she can put the thoughts and feelings into words or not. These thoughts aren’t always communicated through the adoption centers, so we want to help remove any quest…Read More