Top 10 Things to Know as an Adoptive Parent

1) You are more prepared to be a parent after going through the adoption process than being pregnant 9 months! 2) All adoption agencies are pulling from the same pool of birth moms, no one agency has “better babies” than the next 3) Your child’s birth family...

The Waiting Game

So, you’ve filled out the myriads of paperwork required by your agency. You’ve survived the endless questions from your caseworker during the home study. And, you feel that you have used up every creative juice in your body after having completed your Dear...

Superman and Other Famous Adoptees

Did you know that your adopted child has a lot in common with a comic book character who dresses in a stretchy blue suit and a red cafe and flies? That’s right. Your child and Superman have a lot in common. They were both adopted. When we first talk to our children...

Positive Adoption Language

DON’T SAY… DO SAY… your own child your birth/biological child your adopted child your child real/natural parent birth/biological parent child IS adopted child WAS adopted Illegitimate born to unmarried parents give up/put up/ surrender/release/ relinquish for adoption...

Learning to Use Positive Adoption Language

I am sure all of you will agree that when we talk about adoption with our children it is very important that the language we use be positive and that it promotes good feelings about adoption. Keeping that in mind, I find it somewhat surprising that so much of the...