December is here. And that means only one thing: The holidays are just around the corner. Yikes! Are you ready? So how are you making out with your holiday shopping? Are you dreading it? For most people, the next few weeks are all about being stuck in long lines at the mall or on the road listening to Andy Williams sing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Clearly, he never tried to adopt. For hopeful adoptive parents, this is
The other day I asked for your thoughts about open adoption — what you like about it, what you don’t like, and how you would improve the process. The call-out was inspired by a feature we ran last month on the Facebook page of our sister site. Each day, to mark National Adoption Month, we invited members of the triad to share their thoughts about their own journeys and about how adoption has touched, enriched or changed their lives.
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
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:
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
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
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.
Connecting with a prospective birth mother is a bit of a crapshoot, right? Well, not quite. Luck does play a role in helping you find a match through the private domestic adoption process. But by taking the right steps now, you have a chance to maximize your luck — and to make that ever elusive connection with expectant parents.
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.
Now that National Adoption Month is in full swing, people from communities from all across the U.S. are becoming more aware and educated about the more than 100,000 children in the foster care system awaiting adoption.