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October 4, 2019

The Matching Process for Domestic Infant Adoption 

The Matching Process for Domestic Infant Adoption    Read More

August 29, 2019

"Are Those Your Real Parents?"- How I Was Empowered To Answer Tuff Questions

I think that every single transracial adoptee has been asked an uncomfortable adoption question at least once in their life, and more likely than not, it was asked by a peer at school. Read More

August 28, 2019

10 Quick Tips Regarding Back To School

Back To School! Read More

July 29, 2019

Oh, How Do You Do It?

Oh, how do you do it? Read More

July 12, 2019

Cradle Care Sister 

The Beginning One day, my sister and I found my mom, phone in hand, with a smile across her face. “I just got off the phone with Barker,” Read More

June 14, 2019

Reflections From A Birth Father: Love Is Greater Than The Event

This is the story of a birth father who later made a decision to become an adoptive father.  These are his reflections on how he experiences Father’s Day as a son, a birth father, and now an adoptive father.  Names of the individuals have been changed to protect the identities of all involved. Read More

June 3, 2019

The Value of Permanency

The Value of Permanency Read More

April 26, 2019

From Infertility to Adoption

What is Infertility? Read More

April 12, 2019

Why We Love Adoption Books

In preparation for our annual adoption & foster care conference, I had been going through books to decide which ones to bring for the book sale. Read More

April 11, 2019

Who Is Jacari Harris?

Who is Jacari Harris? Read More

March 15, 2019

Adopting a Special Needs Child

The process of adoption presents all families with an intensely reflective process of choosing to pursue an adoption of a child in a special needs program.  When preparing for both of our adoptions, completing the “checklist of special needs” was reliably one of the most difficult decision-making Read More