Adoption Articles

  • Getting By With a Little Help From Our Friends

    Giving birth or adopting a baby is the beginning of an exciting new adventure -- but when you're in the early days of that adventure, you may feel like an anxious tourist. Parents are increasingly willing to turn to other, more experienced guides.

  • Co-Parenting an Adopted Child

    As if divorce isn't hard enough, it can be even more complicated when you are trying to work out custody of an adopted child. Adoption often makes the situation emotionally more difficult for the child, and may make you concerned about what your rights are.

  • Podcast: BeingDad

    Episode 2: Q and A with the BeingDad "Pregnancy Partners" with Sam Holt - August 6, 2009. Listen Now



  • The Pitfalls and Dangers of Common Vaccines

    In the 1980s, the U.S. government decided to change the Mandatory Childhood Vaccine Schedule by intensely increasing the number of vaccines an infant and toddler should receive before the age of three. Back then, no one fully understood the implications of this until autism cases began springing up in large numbers.

  • Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby

    You would like to breastfeed your adopted baby, or one born with a surrogate or gestational carrier? Wonderful! It is not only possible, it is fairly easy and the chances are you will produce a significant amount of milk. It is not complicated, but it is different than breastfeeding a baby with whom you have been pregnant for 9 months.

  • Building Baby's Brain: Parenting from Conception through Infancy

    "From the journey down the birth canal to afternoons at the park, a child will register every experience in the circuitry of his or her brain. Whenever a mother strokes her baby, whenever a father plays with his daughter or son...

  • My Adoption Story

    Adoption can give a couple the opportunity to experience the joys of parenthood; it can give a child a stable, loving home. What can it do for the birth mom? Enjoy this adoption story from the perspective of a birth mom.

  • How Can I Feel Sexy in a Ketchup Stained Shirt?

    One of the things you will quickly learn about being a stay-at-home-mom is that it can sometimes be difficult to shift gears from Mommy to Hot Mama. When it's 9 p.m. and your husband is giving you that look, it can be a challenge to look at your husband with little more than indifference. Here's a few ways to make that S in SAHM stand for Sexy!

  • Dogs and Storks

    Many families believe it best that they re-home their dog when a baby is joining the family. Concerns range from safety issues to lack of time. Good News! There are many proactive steps that can be taken ahead of time to help things go smoothly. Obedience, leadership as well as management are all essential keys to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all.

  • Cross-Cultural Adoption: The Do's and Don'ts

    Are you considering or have you adopted a child from another culture? Parenting an adoptive child presents unique set of circumstances. Cross-cultural adoption presents further challenges. Authors Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz offer some important Do's and Don'ts as you get started.

  • Adoption Terms to Know

    Several terms related to the adoption process can be confusing. Here is a list of several terms that can be helpful in understanding the language associated with adoption.

  • Guidelines for Choosing a Family

    There's no doubt you have a picture of the best home and family for your child. Adoption creates an opportunity to make that picture a reality, by providing you with an opportunity to select the family you want to give your baby. The following questions will help spark other important issues that may be important to you in creating the best home and family for your child.

    Questions to Ask

    • How long have you been married?
    • What makes you marriage work?
    • How many other children do you have, or plan to have?
  • Guidelines for Choosing an Adoption Agency or Attorney

    Choosing an adoption agency or attorney is a task in which there are several opportunities. Therefore, below is a list of suggestions of some ideas for both birthmothers and adoptive parents in making your decision.

  • Building Baby's Brain: Parenting from Conception through Infancy

    "From the journey down the birth canal to afternoons at the park, a child will register every experience in the circuitry of his or her brain. Whenever a mother strokes her baby, whenever a father plays with his daughter or son...

  • Adoption: Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions frequently asked about adoption.

  • How Can I Feel Sexy in a Ketchup Stained Shirt?

    One of the things you will quickly learn about being a stay-at-home-mom is that it can sometimes be difficult to shift gears from Mommy to Hot Mama. When it's 9 p.m. and your husband is giving you that look, it can be a challenge to look at your husband with little more than indifference. Here's a few ways to make that S in SAHM stand for Sexy!

  • Benefits of Adoptions

    Adoption benefits everyone in the adoption triad. Many of these benefits are helpful to the birthmother and birthfather. Other benefits are directed at the child who is being placed for adoption and/or the adoptive parents. Adoption brings a positive ending to a challenging situation and benefits everyone involved.

  • Dogs and Storks

    Many families believe it best that they re-home their dog when a baby is joining the family. Concerns range from safety issues to lack of time. Good News! There are many proactive steps that can be taken ahead of time to help things go smoothly. Obedience, leadership as well as management are all essential keys to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all.

  • The Pitfalls and Dangers of Common Vaccines

    In the 1980s, the U.S. government decided to change the Mandatory Childhood Vaccine Schedule by intensely increasing the number of vaccines an infant and toddler should receive before the age of three. Back then, no one fully understood the implications of this until autism cases began springing up in large numbers.

  • Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby

    You would like to breastfeed your adopted baby, or one born with a surrogate or gestational carrier? Wonderful! It is not only possible, it is fairly easy and the chances are you will produce a significant amount of milk. It is not complicated, but it is different than breastfeeding a baby with whom you have been pregnant for 9 months.