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“Sometimes good things fall apart, so that better things can come together.” – Marilyn Monroe On a single day last week, one client called in tears to tell me that the expectant mother with whom she had been matched  — who was due in two weeks — had changed her mind, while other clients texted… Read More

So, you've finally decided that adoption is the path to parenthood for you and one of the first things you are probably wondering is how to adopt a baby quickly. (Scroll down to the bottom for a bonus download.) If you're anything like I was, I had been dreaming about becoming a mother for way… Read More

I know what you might be thinking…will I feel like my child is really mine? Is there ANY chance that one day my child might be taken from me? These are questions I’ve been asked and, if I’m going to be totally honest, even wondered myself at one time. I grew my family through adoption… Read More

Make Time for Yourself

Every year around the holidays, I think it's important to remind ourselves that it's ok to be a little selfish. This is a difficult time of year for many, so sometimes you have to give yourself permission to take care of YOU first. I think this blog, which I originally posted a few years ago… Read More

During National Adoption Awareness Month, I will introduce you to numerous guest bloggers, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. I am so lucky that Rebecca Gold found me. I think you will agree that she is such a beautiful writer. Sometimes your adoption journey takes you to places you didn't imagine. Rebecca's journey is one… Read More

During National Adoption Awareness Month, I will introduce you to numerous guest bloggers, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. Sharon Otteman is a Single Mother by Choice, like myself, which is how I met her. Her family was formed through foster to adopt and met with racism, bureaucracy and many hard lessons. But she is… Read More

During National Adoption Awareness Month, I will introduce you to numerous guest bloggers, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. Wow, was I lucky to come across the brilliant Gwen Messer! She is such a wealth of knowledge and I'm honored she took the time to write about an issue that is of concern for… Read More

During National Adoption Awareness Month, I will introduce you to numerous guest bloggers, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. Madeleine Melcher, an acclaimed adoption blogger, has become a friend through the world of Adoption professionals, although we have yet to meet. She is an adoptee and adoptive mama who has generously opened her heart… Read More

During National Adoption Awareness Month, I will introduce you to numerous guest bloggers, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. In today's blog, Davina gives it to you straight...all the little frustrations that happen in the background of the adoption journey...even the "Stinky Stuff." By Davina Owens  "You know mom, sometimes I smell farts, and I… Read More

Our journey to becoming parents was a long, emotional roller coaster. We started the process of becoming a family seven years ago starting with fertility meds, then moving on to three cycles of IVF. At the time, we were devastated that we could not conceive and create a family naturally. We decided in December of 2014… Read More

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