As you go though the process of adopting a child you have to think about the child's well being. Adoption can be a painful or stressful experience for the child itself. You can minimize the effects of adoption by making the child feel more at home. Adoption is an on going process which should be taken one step at a time.

The Adoption Process is a True Walk of Faith

By Mardie Caldwell, COAP -- Adoption is a step of faith. In our journey from childhood to adolescence to adulthood we encounter difficulties that reshape us every day. As we face each obstacle, we begin to truly understand God's love for us. Most people considering becoming adoptive parents face challenges during the adoption process that can only be overcome through a strong belief in their faith in God. The Bible teaches us that through trials and tribulation our faith grows.... more

Guide to Understanding Adoption

By Sue Baker -- Adopting a child can be an exciting way to expand your family, and for many people, experience the new joy of parenthood. However, there are many types of adoptions and specific terms relative to the industry which can be initially confusing to those looking to adopt. Understanding the options and the jargon will streamline the sometimes complicated adoption process. You should know the common terms associated with the method of adoption, such as an open,... more

Creative Resources to Make your Adoption Affordable

By Mardie Caldwell, COAP -- The number one reason otherwise qualified families state for not moving forward in their adoption is because of funds. They are ready to love a child through adoption, but are unable to adopt the child that they have always wanted due to money concerns. As sad as this is, we faced the same thing 20 years ago and found if there is a will there is a way... more

Tips on Preparing a Great Adoption Portfolio

By Patricia Bennett -- For couples that cannot for some reason or another have children of their own an adoption may be the last resort. If you are yearning for a baby of your own to hold in your arms and want a birth mother to understand just how much this means to you, then make sure you make every effort to let her know what a precious gift this would be... more

The Options Birth Parents Have with Adoption

By Sue Baker -- Each year thousands of women and men in the U.S. make the agonizing parenting decision to place their children for adoption, to provide their children with the hope of a better future. Birth parents choosing adoption tend to be teenagers, single parents, or young married coules with limited financial resources. There are many resources for people who are contemplating adoption, available from local adoption agencies, the internet, and local libraries. Although expectant parents have many... more