I've heard it said that if we had to wait until we could afford to have children, we would never have them. A quick internet search will show you that the cost of raising a child has risen 40% in the last decade, and if you want to give yourself a bit of a scare, you can even use an online … [Read more...] about Can We Afford to Adopt?
10 Days of Adoption
Since I'm just one mom in one family, I asked for input from other adoptive parents on what kinds of misconceptions they've faced from the general public, but also some misconceptions that we adoptive parents had before we adopted. The parents who contributed to this post vary greatly: we have input … [Read more...] about Greatest Misconceptions About Adoption
Adoption can take many different forms, but we'll cover the basics today. I don't have all the answers, of course, but I hope to give you a good overview so that you have enough information to pursue additional answers you may need. -- Kinship Adoption: When birth parents are unable to care for a … [Read more...] about Common Types of Adoption
One of the questions I'm often asked by families considering adoption is, "Where do we even begin?" It can be a bit overwhelming. You'll notice that nearly every point here begins with "consider." That's because there is a great deal to think about! 1 - First, consider your reasons for wanting to … [Read more...] about If We Want to Adopt, Where Do We Begin?