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.
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of America Adopts! Over a year in the making, America Adopts! makes it easier for prospective birth parents and adoptive parents to share, connect and bond.