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August 30, 2022

Military Family Stories: From Foster Care to Permanency

For Sammy, “it was like a switch went on.”  Read More

August 2, 2022

A Birth Mother's Choice

In January 2020, I received a call through Barker’s 24/7 Crisis Pregnancy Hotline around 11 pm. At the other end of the call was Elyse, an anxious expectant mom in active labor. She was determined to speak with an adoption agency before heading to the hospital. Read More

May 1, 2022

Adoptee Voices: Foster Care & The Value of Adoption

When talking about adoption and the adoption process, there's one voice that should sound the loudest, the voice of the adoptee. As we enter National Foster Care Month, we want to amplify these voices even more. Read More

January 25, 2022

Wondering How Your Adoptive Family Can Celebrate Lunar New Year?

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family! What is Lunar New Year? Read More

December 28, 2021

Adopting as A Single Parent: Expectations vs Reality

After Six False Starts, “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”  Read More

December 17, 2021

Adoptee Voices: A Birth Family Reunion

“Go Forward,” Says Adult Adoptee Marvin Lynch, Reunited with His Birth Family After Decades Read More

November 29, 2021

International Adoption: It Was Love at First Sight

“It was love at first sight”  Read More

November 19, 2021

National Adoptive Month: An Adoptive Parent Reflection

Celebrating NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH and Thanksgiving, with a reflection:  Read More

November 4, 2021

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! What is Diwali? Read More

September 16, 2021

NICU - Where The Little Things Matter

Our daughter Grace Theadora Rose was born on September 21, 2019, and was in the NICU for 19 days, coming home Read More

July 29, 2021

Raising Black Children and Adoption

In mid-August of 2018, I walked into an adoption agency to speak at one of their Cultural Trainings for the first time. This was only the second time I would be telling my story in front of an audience, the first being an event I hosted about adoption a month prior. Read More