Mikki Morrissette became a single mother by choice in 1999 when her daughter was born. She lived in New York City at the time and knew of many other urban professional women like her who were opting to build a family on their own. “As a journalist by training, I knew there were few resources … Continue reading Expert Interview Series: Mikki Morrissette on Choosing To Be a Single Mom
When you’re considering adoption, you know that there are a number of steps that you need to go through to complete that adoption. You need to find adoptive parents who are a match for your values, think about your child’s needs and the birth, and make an adoption plan to see you into the … Continue reading What is a Home Study?
Is a family adoption possible for my child? Whether you’d like immediate family to adopt your child or you’d like a more distant relative to become your child’s adoptive family, relative adoption is both similar and different from non-relative adoption. This article provides more information on how a family member can adopt your child. Is … Continue reading How Can My Family Adopt My Child?
Are you considering adoption? While the concept of adoption is fairly simple, the language around adoption can seem complex. When you’re a birth parent who’s starting on the journey to adoption, you have many questions. What’s an adoption plan? What is finalizing an adoption? What are parental rights? An adoption agency or law firm can … Continue reading Understanding Parental Rights In Adoption
Why would a family choose to adopt a child? When you’re thinking about how to put a child up for adoption, you might wonder what motivates adoptive parents. Who are the people behind the faces, and why are they considering adoption? Here are some of the reasons why adoptive families choose to adopt a … Continue reading Why Do Adoptive Parents Decide to Adopt A Child?
Are you thinking of putting a child up for adoption? This can be a hard choice at the best of times, but if you’re having a difficult pregnancy, the process of adoption can seem overwhelming. While many pregnancies go smoothly, sometimes there are medical complications or other complications in your life that make it … Continue reading Making an Adoption Plan During a Difficult Pregnancy
If you’re thinking about choosing adoptive parents who are not of the same race and culture as you are, how can you make sure that your child’s adoptive parents will help maintain cultural connections in a multiracial adoption? When you’re thinking about giving a child up for adoption, you consider your child’s future deeply. … Continue reading Cultural Connections In Multiracial Adoption
If you’re considering putting up a child for adoption, you have likely looked at open adoption. While families often had closed adoptions in the past and children may not have known they were adopted, today open adoption is very common. In an open adoption, you and your child’s adoptive parents can communicate and you … Continue reading Your Child Wants to Know About Your Medical History After Adoption
When you’re thinking about adoption, you can feel a lot of uncertainty about the future. Questions run through your mind. How will I find adoptive parents? What will my child’s future hold? Sometimes the questions are more specific: I want to put my baby up for adoption, but she has special needs. Whether you have … Continue reading Will Anyone Want to Adopt My Baby With Special Needs?
Are you pregnant in college? If you’re considering putting a child up for adoption and you’re in school at the same time, this can seem doubly stressful. Your life is full of exams and deadlines, and you’re trying to stay healthy during an unplanned pregnancy as well. If you’re juggling college while you’re pregnant, you’re … Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive Being Pregnant In College