Though he hasn't seen his birth mother since he was an infant, he saves a place in his heart for her, reminding me that love perseveres.
It hit me then that, the fear that people kept alluding to stems from a lack of acceptance that my children have other families. People who have a place at the table so to speak. I don't know if it is because we crossed racial lines or if the fact that they were toddlers when we became their parents, their heritage is a real, living presence in our lives.
I suddenly realized that I could be a mother right now if I wanted to. There are a countless number of motherless babies out there that desperately need a motherly touch and love. I had simply been choosing not be a mother right now, and I started to realize that it was a choice that I had all along.
"So what's his story? Did his real parents die, or did they just not want him anymore?" It doesn't matter what my answer might be or how I address the person asking, the damage is done once the question is out there, hanging expectantly in the air.
A is taking action to give two dogs a second chance at life. Virginia Beach woman, Erinn saw that twelve dogs at the Duplin County Animal Services sh...
We have a lot to be grateful for and this holiday season let's not forget about the more than 415,000 youth in foster care especially older youth. These youth are the most likely to get overlooked for adoption, but they shouldn't be.
Robert Manzanares has been fighting for his constitutional right to nurture his daughter for an astounding eight years. Colby Nielsen's case is cur...
We didn't expect life to stay the same, and like most new parents we were confident we were fully prepared for the challenges of parenthood. And also like most new parents, we really weren't prepared at all. But, adoption changed my friendships. I didn't see that one coming.
Concrete powder, which is toxic for cats, had even found its way in to Grant's eyes making, them irritable and difficult to open. Thankfully the little cat is making a good recovery, but vets are concerned that he may have been targeted by cruel persons playing a sick joke.
Last year almost 30-thousand youth aged out of Foster Care. Those children left care without a family and now have a greater likelihood of being incarcerated, homeless or having an unintended pregnancy.
Without a doubt, each child that has come to live with me has made me a better person in some way. To me, there is no difference between biological, adoptive, or foster child; they are all children I have been fortunate enough to care for as my own.
There's an ongoing debate about the positives and negatives of intercountry adoption per se, but that's a discussion for another day. For now, I'd like to take a brief look at the impact of the historic migration of Chinese children into the U.S. and other nations. To my mind, it falls into four primary categories.
I recently had the chance to interview a woman who is both an adoptee and a birth mother - she was adopted at birth and later placed a child for adoption herself. I'm very grateful that she offered to share her story with us.
if you're thinking about adopting a child, remember that it's a gift you're getting and it comes with just as much responsibility as if you had your child biologically. On top of that, it's a beautiful blessing that you were chosen to take care of this child and become his or her parent.
When I started working in the adoption world a little over nine years ago, I was an absolute proponent of adoption. I doubt there would have been anything anyone could have said or done to convince me that adoption was anything but wonderful.
When we adopt a child, we are modeling God's example, as He has adopted us into His family, so should we do the same with others.