Thanksgiving is a special time of year when families gather, memories are shared and new memories are made. Many families take turns sharing what they are most thankful for as they sit around the table filled with savory dishes waiting to be devoured. Having the attitude of gratitude is an important gift we can give to the children in our lives. November brings a great
When the word got out I was 19 single and expecting, so many people wanted to share their opinions on what I should or shouldn’t do; whether it was to my face or behind my back. I felt pressure everywhere I turned: so many people either telling me how selfish I was for making the decision to place, asking me to place my son for
HELPS FOR THE FIRST TIME ADOPTIVE COUPLE
You just got home from your first meeting with your adoption caseworker. Your mind is full of the list of things you need to accomplish in order to get approved to adopt a child. One item on the list is writing a letter to prospective birth parents. This letter will be used by your caseworker and/or agency to help
Maybe it was because Halloween was just around the corner. Or maybe it was because of something else.
But for whatever reason, Cassie was scared. She was worried that she and her husband wouldn’t get chosen by a prospective birthmother, putting an end to her lifelong dream of becoming a parent.
Never mind that she hadn’t even sent her adoption profile out yet. The worst case scenarios
This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, "Is today the day?"
Which day? The day they might finally find a "Forever Family."
These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system.
They may have entered the system a few weeks ago ---or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home — or their fifth. They may have been placed with their brothers or
When I was young whenever I would think what I wanted to do when I grew up I always wanted to be a mother. I went through all the steps in my life, graduated high school, went to college, got married, graduated college and worked. The next step was to have a baby and to become what I wanted to be for so long, a
Have you heard or asked the question… “Why does agency adoption cost so much more than private adoption?”. Each agency gives different answers. Although some agencies, like Forever Bound, try to provide the most effective service for least amount in cost it’s very important to see all the reasons why an agency costs more.
Understanding what is involved in pursuing adoption and the cost is vital.