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“Good afternoon Mrs. Archangel, we are wondering if you and your wife would be willing to care for a 4 month old African American male.” On an unpredictable November afternoon is when we received a call that would inevitably...
I meet a lot of people who tell me “I really wish I could foster, but…” and I completely get it. Many people love the idea, but there are so many understandable “buts.” The truth is, like many hard...
A variety of factors may lead to a mother’s decision to consider an adoption plan for her child. She may have questions or fears about her readiness to be a mother or about her ability to provide for her...
When you are 22 years old, fresh out of college and starting your new "adult" life, the last thing you want to hear from your doctor is "if you don't have a baby now, you probably won't have one...
Merriam Webster’s definition for adoption is “the act or process of adopting a child; the act or process of beginning to use something new or different; the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something.” During my...
You can plan your life all you want, but we should all know by now that things don't always go as planned. But wow, my life spiraled in the exact opposite direction from what I had planned! The one...
Another day of scrolling through Facebook when I should probably be doing something else. It’s another day and the same sad, horrible story comes up in my feed. While it isn’t the exact same story, it is the same...
My daughter doesn’t talk very much about the fact that she was adopted at birth. OK. She’s 12, so she doesn’t talk much about anything really. I have to play 20 Questions with her every day just to find out...
I’d like to start this post by saying that I know adoption can be complicated. There are no two stories that are exactly the same, and everyone who has been involved in the adoption process has a story unique...
During the month of November as we give thanks for many blessings in our lives, we are also reminded that November is National Adoption Awareness month. As the Program Director of Adoption Services for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New...
“Where do babies come from?” is a question that triggers anxiety for many parents. While we all know the answer to this, there is no 100% fool-proof way to answer that question for your children. When you think about...
Ever since I was a young girl, I knew that one day I would adopt a child. That desire was never far from my heart. When I met my husband-to-be Brian in November of 1994, I asked him on our...
Dear Sarah, You don’t know me. And, that is because we have never met. Your life ended before I moved in next door. But I know so much about your life because you live on in your husband. When we purchased...
We are forever thankful. As a same sex couple, we never imagined that we would be allowed to adopt children. We grew up in an era where that was never going to happen. We were judged simply because we...