It’s good to want to work with an adoption agency who really supports their expectant mothers by providing them counseling services. But what about YOU, as a prospective adoptive parent? While most of us get our required adoption education (if we happen to live in a state which requires it), I see value in taking… Read More


I love listening to podcasts…while I’m showering, in the car driving by myself, or wherever I can fit one in. I get inspired by entrepreneurs, receive dating advice, listen to the latest news and fill myself up with inspiration. This blog is inspired by Christine Hassler’s podcast, “Over It & On with It.” Christine is… Read More


It’s a question I get a lot. What would YOU do? What do YOU think? If only I had all the answers. If only I knew just HOW much of a risk a particular adoption situation was. Only one person can really make the decision and that’s YOU. I’m talking about adoption situations that you… Read More


Most people who I work with, or who call to inquire about adoption, have either struggled with infertility in the past or are currently in the throws of infertility treatments. And from time to time, I get asked the question about going down both paths at one time. My answer usually starts something like this…”It’s… Read More


I’m about to celebrate my 5th Mother’s Day. Being called “Mama” every day is a title I have never taken for granted and to this day, rings sweetly in my ears and on my heart. Becoming a Mother through adoption was wrought with emotion. Yes, of course elation and joy, but sprinkled in with guilt… Read More


“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


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

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