35 Years of Building Families: The Russ Family

- By Chris Varela

The Russ Family: Meet Adam, Ashley, Pippa Greta and Ivan Type of Adoption: Domestic Infant (open) Year of Adoption: 2022 Adoption Counselor: Emily Hoxie Excerpt from Our Profile Book: Unavailable Thinking Back: “We praise God from whom all blessings flow!”

35 Years of Building Families: The Fox-Simes Family

- By Chris Varela

The Fox-Simes Family: Meet Robin, Kim, Brennan and Sanibel Type of Adoption: International (Guatamala) Domestic Infant (open) Year of Adoption: 2005 & 2008 Adoption Counselor: Cindy Jenson Excerpt from Our Profile Book: Unavailable Thinking Back: “Forming our family through adoption has been a gift. Our two [teenage] children are amazing individuals who are caring, funny, 35 Years of Building Families: The Fox-Simes Family

Why Do Birth Parents Choose Adoption?

- By Julia K. Porter, PhD

  I have done a lot of research about adoption and have had the privilege of speaking to many birth mothers. It is so important to me to learn from others’ lived experiences. Through these conversations, I’ve learned that no birth mother chooses to make an adoption plan for the same reason. In fact, there Why Do Birth Parents Choose Adoption?

Adoption Awareness Month

- By Julia K. Porter, PhD

  National Adoption Awareness month is important to the adoption community and in even more recent years has been celebrated more with community events, special adoption ceremonies at courthouses in November and above all, a heightened awareness about older children in the foster care system who are hoping to find permanent homes. The History of Adoption Awareness Month

35 Years of Building Families: The Brophy Domina Family

- By Chris Varela

The Brophy Domina Family: Meet Blair, Katie and Miles Type of Adoption: Out of State Domestic Infant Adoption Year of Adoption: 2021 Adoption Counselor: Lindsay Collier Excerpt from Our Profile Book: Unavailable Thinking Back: “We loved our experience with Adoption Choice. Their focus on adoptee-centered education, respect for expecting moms and birth moms, and wholistic 35 Years of Building Families: The Brophy Domina Family

35 Years of Building Families: The Radey Family

- By Chris Varela

The Radey Family: Meet Jim, Marie, Tiffany, Misty and Blake Type of Adoption: Blake – International Adoption Year of Adoption: 1990 Adoption Counselor: Linda Troyer Excerpt from Our Profile Book: Unavailable Thinking Back: “Adopting Blake has been one of the most blessed and amazing experiences in my life!”

Is It Too Late to Think About Adoption?

- By Julia K. Porter, PhD

  Choosing to make an adoption plan is an extremely difficult decision and one that individuals do not take likely. It can be hard to find an adoption professional you’re comfortable with,  adoptive parents that are a fit for you, and to decide if you are able to create an adoption plan when you might Is It Too Late to Think About Adoption?

Financial Support for Birth Mothers

- By Julia K. Porter, PhD

  When a birth mother is making an adoption plan, there is already some additional stress. If you’re working with adoptive parents and adoption professionals, you may be eligible for additional financial support. Though it’s a difficult time, there are people and places ready to help you.  Should you be working with an adoption professional Financial Support for Birth Mothers