The Process


The adoption process for hopeful adoptive parents who are waiting to adopt a child through domestic or international adoption.

How to Save Money on Adoption Travel

Smart Ways to Save on Adoption Travel Expenses

Smart Ways to Save on Adoption Travel Expenses

Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.

Mastering Spring Rolls Before I Adopt A Baby From Vietnam

“First Paperwork, Then Spring Rolls”

Food has always drawn my family together. While I wait for my daughter, I'll begin reaching out to her in the best way I know — through cooking.

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Getting through major holidays can be tough when waiting to adopt

Celebrating the Holidays While You Wait

It's tough to wait another year, especially during the holiday season. Here are some strategies that will help you until your child arrives.

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A family in front of their keepsake quilt

“A Quilt for my Daughter”

By contributing squares filled with a prayer, blessing, hope, or dream, my friends and family became part of our adoption.

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Fingerprints got in the way of adopting from South Korea

“Tripped Up During the Adoption Process By…My Fingerprints?”

As we marched through the approval process, my nerve was steady, my spirits high. But my fingertips failed me.

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