The Best Adoption Advice I Ever Gave

The Best Adoption Advice I Ever Gave

30 years ago when I was adopting, I had to figure things out on my own. Open adoption was still new back then, and independent adoption was all but unheard of. I didn’t have any adoption advice to go by. But I was so ready to be a mom and do everything I could...
4 Fun Ideas for Your Next Themed Party

4 Fun Ideas for Your Next Themed Party

Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, baby shower, wedding shower, or a party “just because,” one thing I’ve discovered that never fails is the “theme.” If your party has a theme, it will practically plan itself from...
What to Do If the Birth Mother Changes Her Mind

What to Do If the Birth Mother Changes Her Mind

The most common fear that hopeful adoptive parents have is that the birth mother changes her mind and that the adoption will come to an end. At my adoption center, we do all that we can do to make sure that we are alert to potential “red flags” in each of...