Don and Preetha Are Looking To Adopt

I don’t know Don and Preetha. But I do know something about them: they are looking to adopt.

The reason I know is because that’s what their Facebook name says. Here’s what else I know about them:

  • They’re giving their adoption search their best shot, but are trying not to think too much about how it will all work out in the end Continue reading

Can We Talk?

OK, hands up: Who thinks open adoption needs reform?

If you raised your hand, you’re not alone. Lots of people who have gone through the process (and even those who haven’t) believe that open adoption is ripe for an overhaul. Here are some of the common complaints: Continue reading

What Hopeful Adoptive Parents Can Learn From Mitt Romney’s Hair

All weekend the blogosphere and Twitterverse were abuzz about an issue that could affect the future of every man, woman and child in this country.

You know what I’m talking about: Mitt Romney’s hair.

On Friday, the most influential newspaper in the land devoted some of its prime real estate to an in-depth examination of the Republican White House candidate’s hair — or “the Mitt” as some people call it. (If you missed it, you call read all about it here).

I don’t know what you make of the front page story but here’s my takeaway: Continue reading

5 Things Adoptive Parents Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

The economy is on the ropes, the Arab Spring is starting to feel the winter chill, and the tabloids have already spent 22+ days talking about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage. Still, there’s lots to be thankful for.

If you’ve recently adopted a baby through open adoption, that’s probably at the top of your list. That, and the fact that you don’t have to worry about all those things you used to worry about when you were trying to adopt. Just in case you’ve forgotten them (baby brain will do that to you), here are five things every new adoptive parent should be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Continue reading

The Adoption Bloggers Interview Project Speaks, Again

If you haven’t checked out the Adoption Bloggers Interview Project, get yourself over to that corner of the internet lickedty split. You won’t be disappointed.

The Project is a great way to get a taste (actually more like a full course meal) of how adoption — and open adoption — works, doesn’t work and what parts needs fixing.

Launched last March, this year’s edition features more than 100 interviews with bloggers by bloggers from all sides of adoption. Continue reading

How Has Adoption Touched Your Life?

Adoption laws vary by state. But the adoption experience transcends geographic borders. What does adoption mean to you? What was your biggest fear about the process? What was the best or worst part of your journey?

These are universal questions that affect all sorts of people throughout North America and the world, whether they’ve adopted a child, placed a child for adoption or are adopted.   Continue reading