5 Questions NOT to Ask an Adoptive Family

One challenge adoptive families face is navigating the questions that well-meaning people ask. Here, we share five questions you should never ask of someone who is adopted or of a family who has grown through adoption. 1. IS HE YOURS? While…

5 Steps to Take if You Are Thinking About Adopting

When my husband and I decided to start a family, we knew we would adopt. But with so many possibilities and so much information out there, we were overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin. Ultimately, we decided to start with the people…

Single Mothers by Choice: The Right Choice for You?

Everyone should be a parent. Let me rephrase that: Everyone who wishes to be a parent should be one, no matter their age, sex, or marital status… What really matters is whether they can love and provide for a child. Now, that’s easy for…

Support For Adoptive Families; How to Show It!

Are you wondering how to show your support for an adoptive family? If you aren't familiar with adoption from other friends or family members, you might wonder what is the best way to help and support that new family. In some ways, bringing…

My Thanksgiving Adoption Story

Thanksgiving is when I most appreciate the happy ending of my adoption story! ALWAYS THANKFUL There isn't a day—Thanksgiving or not—where I don't look at my boy and marvel at how we have been brought together. We were so clearly meant…

A Successful Adoption Story, Part 3

My  successful adoption story continues. Just last week at a deli I periodically visit, I was ordering my soup and salad when the man checking me out asked, “Are you mixed with something?” Coming of age as a Latina in the South in…

A Successful Adoption Story, Part 2

And my successful adoption story continues ... We decided it was time to start our family during a morning walk on a hot, summer day at the beach in 2008. While we knew our family would be formed through adoption, this was all we knew.…

A Successful Adoption Story

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. To celebrate this important month, I am sharing my family's adoption story with Mamiverse readers. Today, I'll share how we came to the adoption decision. In the coming weeks, I'll share our adoption…