Why I Love Open Adoption (and You Should, Too!)

Why I Love Open Adoption (and You Should, Too!)

In over 30 years of working in the field of domestic infant adoption, I’ve enjoyed witnessing the evolution of open adoption. More and more, birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents are seeking openness in their adoption, and want to remain in touch after...
How Adoption Became My Life’s Work

How Adoption Became My Life’s Work

Over 30 years ago, I was hoping to adopt a baby. My husband and I didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and prayer, our dream of a family became a reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption...
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 will change 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...
Join Me in Celebrating National Adoption Month!

Join Me in Celebrating National Adoption Month!

Every November, National Adoption Awareness Month is recognized across the U.S. I’d like to invite you to join me in celebrating adoption this month!   A wonderful way to celebrate adoption is through prayer. I believe in the power of prayer and pray daily...
God Has a Plan for Your Life

God Has a Plan for Your Life

I recently met with a young woman named Emily, who had just lost her mom to cancer. We had met up at a local coffee shop and were enjoying iced mochas on their sunny patio. Throughout our conversation, she asked a few questions she was struggling to sort out in life....
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...