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We Are Honored!


We are so honored to announce that Hickman High School Senior, Jacob Gunn (@JacobGunn_14), has selected us to be his charity for the Hickman High School Courtwarming! We want to help Jacob raise money, because it will directly benefit one of our waiting families. All of the money Jacob raises will offset one of our waiting families' fees, making it that much easier for them to afford adoption! And why would a young man who who is involv ... [read more]

When Agencies Close


Everyone in the adoption community is aware that over the past several years there have been fewer and fewer placements of infants in the United States. There are many reasons attributed to this. One is the availability of abortion on demand at any stage of the pregnancy. Another is the general society acceptance of single parenting, which was not the case decades ago. That said, adoption agencies, especially big ones with large overhead, are ... [read more]

Holiday Blues and Adoption


by Tina Fisher Many people feel a little melancholy during this time of year. Some even get depressed. The prospect of facing the holidays without loved ones now gone can be sadly overwhelming. Prospective parents waiting to adopt experience that like the rest of us. Add to that the waiting game. They are anxiously waiting to adopt a new family member. They are anxious that another holiday is approaching without the pitter-patter of litt ... [read more]

Find a Family Friday: Ben & Brooke


Check out our newest adoptive family, Ben and Brooke! We are honored by your interest in us, and humbled by your strength in taking the decision to consider adoption. We believe the raising of a child in a warm and joyful environment, where a community of family and friends instill love, compassion and respect, is the most sacred and paramount journey in life. That you have considered us for this special role, and to bring that joy to our ... [read more]

Gift Idea: Willow Tree Figurines


One of the questions we often get from adoptive parents is on the appropriateness of gifts for their child's birth mom. Because of laws governing legal expenses and gifts, we always recommend checking with your lawyer first. But in general, a gift for your child's birth mom is never a bad thing, as long as it's obvious that it's not intended to be some sort of illegal compensation for placing her child with you. (That would be buying a baby, and ... [read more]

Find a Family Friday - Sean & Denise


Meet Sean, Denise, and Jameson! Adoption has already blessed their lives and they can't wait to do it again! If you are looking for a fun, active family check them out. They have also recently updated their profile, please share it! Wouldn't it be cool if you were the one who made a family connection? ... [read more]

Can We Please Stop the Adoption Mommy Wars?


~ By Elizabeth Ehlen Have you heard the term “Mommy Wars?” Originally used to define the tension between stay at home moms (SAHMS) or working moms, it has turned into vilifying any parenting choice that may be different from someone else's – regardless of circumstances. Recent popular topics have included breast vs. bottle, vaginal vs. c-section, cloth vs. disposable, young vs. old, homeschool vs. traditional school. Unfortunately, the ... [read more]

Birth Father's Day?


The Saturday before Mother's Day is generally recognized in the adoption community as Birth Mother's Day, a day set aside to honor the unique sacrifice of motherhood that birth mothers make for their children. This is somewhat controversial, admittedly, and I personally don't think that if you celebrate a birth mother on Birth Mother's Day that you should not also celebrate them on Mother's Day. They are, after all, mothers. However, to my ... [read more]

Find a Family Friday: Jim & Laurinda


We would like to thank you so very much for considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We are Jim and Laurinda Duncan and we cannot wait to welcome another child into our loving family. After years of infertility, we adopted two children from Guatemala, Chandler and Cambrie. They have been such a joy in our lives and together, we cannot wait until we are able to bring another bundle of joy into our home. May God bless you for your p ... [read more]

Last Call for UHB2016!


In case you missed it yesterday, today is the last day of the special flash sale for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2016 - which includes Elizabeth's ebook, Adoption Options: For Prospective Adoptive Parents! (Check out the "Mothering" category, pictured below - but remember it is just one of many!) Because we are so thrilled that Ultimate Bundles is including an adoption book in a general homemaking/mothering ebook library, we are encouraging ... [read more]