A Gift of Another Kind

  This is the time of year we are laser focused on gifts—who needs one from us, who is expecting one, how do I know what that person wants?  Is it on Amazon? The reality is that the joy these gestures bring in giving something to another person frequently gets crushed in the weight of […]

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Birth Parent Resources: BraveLove

  I first came across BraveLove as an adoption professional, early in my career. I had just moved in with a college friend who is also a birth mother. She was telling me about an organization that describes themselves as “a pro-adoption movement dedicated to changing the perception of adoption by acknowledging birth moms for […]

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Trusting God in Adoption

  Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 The Lord has given us the tools and guidance to overcome hardships, anguish, or pain. We feel the Lord at our side during these times but […]

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Happy Father’s Day

  Father’s Day is a universal holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages in Catholic Europe when Fathers were celebrated on Feast Day of Saint Joseph in 1510. However, we can go back as far as the ancient Romans who honored deceased fathers every February. In the United States Father’s Day is celebrated on […]

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Honoring and Connecting with Birth Mothers

  Have you ever loved someone so much that the thought of losing them terrifies you? Imagine getting to know someone for 9 months of your life, feeling their every movement, enduring sleepless nights, and many days of discomfort. These physical and emotional struggles cannot be ignored or avoided before having to say goodbye to […]

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Birth Mothers: You Are Not Alone

  You are not alone. As a pregnant woman who is trying to make a hard decision, or as a birth mother who has already placed your child for adoption, you may not believe it because at any given moment, you may feel very alone. But, that is not true. Take a look at the […]

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Resources for Birth Mothers

  Choosing adoption for a child is a decision that cannot accurately be described in words. The amount of thought and emotion encompassed in the process of contemplating and choosing an adoption plan can be extremely overwhelming and can bring about many difficult conversations with oneself, partners, friends, and family. Many birth parents turn to […]

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Prayers for Those Touched By Adoption

  Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24   Prayer is an essential part of an adoption journey, as the adoption process requires courage and trust in the Lord every step of the way. The adoption process can be long, […]

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A Birth Family Member Perspective of Adoption

  I was only a child myself when I learned my sister was pregnant and I would be an aunt again. While I went through the excitement of becoming an aunt once before when my oldest sister had her first child, this time was different. I did not understand why my sister was not going […]

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Ways to Honor Your Child’s Birth Father

  Although there may not be a day each year designated to honor your child’s birth father, it is still important to consider how to incorporate him into your child’s story. Understandably, we give a lot of attention to birth mothers. There could be a number of reasons why birth fathers are not as involved […]

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