Adoption


10 Things You Need to Know About Adopting a Baby

If you’re searching for “how to adopt a baby”, you are one of 10,000 people who are looking for infant adoption this month! Here’s the basic foundation of what you need to know about infant adoption in the United States and Canada. I spent weeks researching tips for adopting babies when my husband and I found out we can’t have kids […]

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How to Prepare for a Baby

Preparing for Baby – What You Need to Know

Preparing for baby is one of the most exciting times of your life – and the scariest! These thoughts on how to prepare for a baby are inspired by a midwife’s comment on my “healthy pregnancy” article. Are you planning to breastfeed? Booby Tubes are a natural, safe, gel-free breast pack made with a 100% organic cotton shell and filled with all-natural […]


Help for an Unplanned Pregnancy

Finding unplanned pregnancy help can be overwhelming! These options for women who got pregnant accidentally are from a pregnancy counselor, who I interviewed for an article for a hospital in Vancouver. In Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises: A Positive Guide to Your Unexpected Pregnancy, Tracy Moore shares her personal experiences with jumping headfirst into motherhood–without a […]

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If You Feel Depressed After Adopting a Baby, You’re Normal!

Feeling depressed after adopting a baby is normal for many adoptive parents. Postadoption depression is similar to similar to postpartum depression, and can occur after parents adopt children. This summary of why some adoptive parents feel depressed after adopting their kids includes information about unanticipated feelings and experiences (such as a struggle to bond with the adopted child, or the reaction of […]


The Benefits and Drawbacks of Adopting a Child

Here’s a list of benefits and drawbacks of adopting a child. As a couple coping with infertility, we’re deciding between adoption and in vitro fertilization (IVF) – and my list of pros and cons might help you with your own decision! “Adoption isn’t about finding children for families…it’s about finding families for children.” – Joyce Maguire Pavao. Connecting the right […]


Coping With Years of Infertility – How to Deal With Not Getting Pregnant

Everyone deals with not getting pregnant in different ways. Here, writer and administrator Lori LeRoy shares how she and her husband are coping with Living With Infertility. They’re a couple who focus on finding humor, researching unusual infertility stories, and writing about their struggles with getting pregnant. Lori shares about her book, whether she’s considering adopting, and her perspective of the lighter side […]


5 Steps to Being a Foster Parent

These steps for being a foster parent may help you decide if this is a way to build your family! Here’s an interview with Laurie Tyrrell, who is a Foster Parent Liaison. She not only works with prospective foster and adoptive families, she’s also a foster parent herself. To learn more about being a foster parent, read The Foster Parenting Toolbox by Lana Temple-Plotz, […]

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Thinking About Fostering Kids? Info From a Father of 12

If you’re thinking about fostering kids, check out this info from a dad of 12 biological and foster children. These tips for prospective foster parents is based on a Q & A with foster dad, adoptive father, and biological father Roger Thompson. He explains how foster parenting works in his family of twelve! His wife, Kate, is the author of Is Eight Enough? (God Knows, But He Ain’t […]