It Was Meant To Be – Using Religion to Justify Adoption

In the adoption community, from birthmoms, adoptive parents, and even the occasional adoptee I often hear statements about adoption being the "destiny" for the adopted child. Some of these statements include, but, of course, are not limited to: "I knew from the first time I met them (adoptive parents) they were meant to be -insert … Continue reading It Was Meant To Be – Using Religion to Justify Adoption

Statements Made By Adoptive And Hopeful Adoptive Parents – More Education Is Still Needed

"As an adoptive mom, I honestly think that there is nothing worse that one mother can do to another mother than withholding promised contact with a child." As a member of the adoption community I come across many comments from adoptive parents through various outlets on the Internet. My blog has always focused on the … Continue reading Statements Made By Adoptive And Hopeful Adoptive Parents – More Education Is Still Needed

A Comparison in Adoption – The United States Vs. Europe

While all countries differ in political climates and cultures, the United States can be lumped into a category with other countries that we can generalize as "civilized." Countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Ireland and others would all fit into this category as we have similar ethics and cultures in a broad sense of … Continue reading A Comparison in Adoption – The United States Vs. Europe

Anonymous IF – The Question of Pre-Birth Matching

The topic of pre-birth matching is a hot one. On one hand, an expectant mother would like to get to know the people that will ultimately (if she does indeed decide to go through with an adoption) parent her child. On the other, the emotional and psychological issues that go with such a delicate relationship … Continue reading Anonymous IF – The Question of Pre-Birth Matching

Background Checks For Prospective Adoptive Parents

Oh, and that drug problem you were convicted of 5 years ago? It's all good. As long as it was 5 years ago. Make sure you don't get busted again if you want to adopt! Other charges such as larceny, robbery, embezzlement, arson, illegal use of weapons...they're all okay. No need to worry.