Why Did You Adopt Me?

Children seem to ask the most difficult questions, right? As grown ups, we’ve come to accept the way things are. Kids don’t. They question everything. And if you tell them something, you can always expect at least 5 more “why” questions. They...

I’m Different

When Your Child Notices She Or He Is Different From You A beautiful article written by Rachel Galbraith, a transracial adoptive mother. She wants you to know, no matter what, share knowledge with your child of their culture, ensure them that they are not alone,...

Best Adoption Movies on Netflix

We have compiled a list of the best adoption movies on Netflix: Closure ~ A trans-racial adoptee finds her birth mother, and meets the rest of a family who did not know she existed, including her birth father. A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial...

The Voice of an Adoptee

The voice of an adoptee, Madeleine Melcher The voice of an adoptee might be the most important voice in the adoption journey. Madeleine Melcher speaks candidly and proudly as an adoptee. A writer, author, blogger, speaker, and mother, Melcher’s work has been...

Why Should I Consider Adoption?

The choice of adoption is a positive alternative to an unplanned pregnancy. Many women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation do not search out all of their options. You may be financially unable to support a child or if you are already raising children,...

“Adoption is not what I thought it was.”

It is more beautiful; it is more tragic. A touching read by Natalie Brenner, “Adoption is not what I thought it was. Years ago, when I pictured adoption, it was pretty black and white, cut and dry: Parents decide to adopt. Parents pick out an orphan at an...

Positive Adoption Language 

  The way we talk and the words we choose say a lot about what we think and value. When we use positive adoption language, we say that adoption is a way to build a family, just as birth is. Both are important, and neither is more important than the other.  ...

IRS Increases 2017 Adoption Tax Credit

Each year, the IRS adjusts tax provisions to account for inflation. In October, the IRS adjusted over 50 tax provisions for taxes filed in 2018 for the 2017 tax year. The maximum adoption tax credit will increase from $13,460 in 2016 to $13,570 for 2017.Parents who...

What Birth Mothers Want You to Know

1. This Is Hard Being a birthmother is not easy. Adoptive parents are often met with praise and admiration in society, but birth mothers don’t have the same experience. After adoption birthmothers not only have to deal with issues of bereavement, but also manage their...

5 Things to do At or After Finalization

“Finalization” sounds like the end of your adoption journey, doesn’t it? While adoptive parents can look toward finalization as the finish line, there are important details to attend to after the adoption is finalized. Soon after your court date,...