The first time I ever heard anything about adoption, I was probably 6 years old. I was driving in the car with my mom and she told me there are wom
As a potential adoptive family, you either help or hurt ethical adoption practices. The major way we potential adoptive families can support ethica
Recently, international adoption has been making a few headlines again. Ethiopia just closed its international adoption program totally. News repor
In my heart of hearts, I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of a girl. I have an appallingly large t-shirt collection, but that didn’t stop me from dr
Welcoming a new child to your family is a life-changing event, regardless of how that child comes to you – and regardless of how old the chil
In 2017, Texas lawmakers made some drastic changes to its child protective system, including a substantial increase in the budget for the Departmen
Some people know at an early age what they are called to do; for Kelly Schultz, that call was adoption. She knew as a child that she wanted to adop
Why did you choose adoption? We chose adoption because we already have children and couldn’t afford another child. It was the best decision for e
The idea that birth parent visits could upset my child was something that I hadn’t given a lot of thought to before I became a foster parent.
On January 1st, Rachel Rydbeck made a Facebook search post in hopes of finding her sister who was adopted at birth. She got the idea from a friend
“So you just gave your baby away like it never happened, and now you don’t have to deal with the consequences.” His words made my eyes sting
It was 11:00 on a Saturday morning when I called my boss at a local television station to tell him the news: I had a daughter! After months of back
A voice was asking her if she was his biological mother. It was a phone call, an email message that was jolting for Gayle Brandeis. Over fourteen
Once upon a time, I was one of the 30-40% of Americans who considered adoption at some point. I had heard the statistics and the stories, and I kne
I reached out to see how people would celebrate adoption in 2018, and they gave me a wealth of ideas to pass along to you readers. 1. Reunite!
Skye Wilkes entered foster care as a scared young girl. Now she is 17 and thriving as a member of the Stark County Foster Care System. She has her