Photolisting: Now is the perfect time to raise foster and adoption awareness in your community. If you have your own blog or website, perhaps you would like to add our Photo Listing Widget to help raise awareness of foster children nationwide.
Would you like to help more children from your agency get adopted faster? Click here for a form to add children to our photolisting. This service is FREE to all states and includes a team of technical support and customer service staff to maintain the Photolisting.
Don't see any children from your state? Please contact your local officials to let them know you would like to see children from your state.
Blogging: Have you thought about starting a blog to share your adoption journey with friends, family or others in the adoption community? We're always looking for volunteer or guest bloggers with an authoritative voice on adoption topics, such as international adoption, foster care, unplanned pregnancy, search and reunion etc. for AdoptionBlogs.com. This may be the perfect time to voice your adoption experiences and share with our community!
No matter the reason you're considering adoption, the most important question you can ask yourself is if you're ready to adopt. This may seem like a silly question to those who are seriously considering it, but adoption is complex, and it's important that everyone is fully informed before making a final decision. And the process to finding out if you're ready is different for everyone. Take a look at the list of questions below and find which ones are applicable to your needs and your situation.
Ask yourself and your partner--if applicable--these questions. They will help you gauge your needs and expectations. Then, you should be able to pinpoint the type of adoption you want and need. It may also be helpful for you to take your answers to these questions and talk them over with an adoption professional, including an agency, a facilitator, or an adoption lawyer. The best way to know if you're ready to adopt is to first fully understand yourself. And the questions above can help you get there.
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"Our story started when we first got a call from our agency about an 18-year-old mom wanting to place her baby through closed adoption, unknown father and family didn't know about her being pregnant. We were in heaven. It was a boy. Brother for our 4 year old. Everything went accordingly. We took the baby home, she signed papers, and on day 3 we become a family of 4. One day we got a call from the agency that mother is in the hospital and family found out about the baby and there was a father. We were in shock. How could she do that to us? The father started persuing paternity and after 7 weeks we found out through paternity test that for sure he is the father and our baby will be taken away the next day. I can't even begin to say how sad we are. I love this little guy too much and he will be gone soon forever. How do you cope with something like that, I don't know. I feel empty and sad, have no feelings but know that this is normal process of grief. I want to try again, but my husband doesn't. We are all so heartbroken that we don't know where to go from here. I only hope that time will tell and heal our hearts and let us continue in our journey for a baby." - Martina
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