Want To Boost Your Chances Of Adopting A Baby This Year? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the year off on a positive note. 

Problem is, if you’re like most people by this time of the year you’ve likely abandoned your resolutions or forgotten them.

Kicking off the year with good intentions is important. But good intentions aren’t enough to reach your goal, especially when your goal is as ambitious as adopting a baby.

Unless you translate your words into actions, you won’t get very far.

But setting lofty goals for yourself has its own set of drawbacks. They can add extra stress to your life and leave you feeling disappointed and frustrated if you don’t achieve them.

The good news is there is an easier way to move forward with your adoption plan and keep things on track: Just ask yourself these five simple questions. Continue reading

How Infertility Prepared Us For Infant Open Adoption

This post is by Mira Gallaway, a hopeful adoptive parent.

I don’t want to say that adoption was our last choice for starting a family, but to be honest, it kind of is.

We are infertile.

It doesn’t get any easier reading that word even though I’m sure I’ve typed it now over a million times, and read it probably over a billion.

Infertile.

This word has ruled my life for the past two years.

I’ve missed life because of this word.

I’ve missed celebrations because of this word.

I’ve cried because of this word. I’ve lost sleep because of this word,.

I’ve been pitied because of this word.

That word stings a portion of my soul that I never even knew about before, and forces me to grieve a part of my life I had always taken for granted: My future and the family I had imagined.

I never thought I would adopt. Continue reading

Why Manitoba Waiting Parents Should Be Allowed To Post Their Adoption Profile Online

This guest post is by Meghan Dyck, a hopeful adoptive mother. 

Adoption is hard, but not in the way you may think.

When people think of adoption, some may think of the mountains of paperwork to do.  Others may think about the waiting process.  And others, yet, may think about the openness that may be involved. 

Those pieces of the adoption process can be difficult, don’t get me wrong. But there is another piece that I found was surprisingly hard to deal with. 

It has to do with being discriminated against because we live in a province where advertising our adoption profiles online is not allowed. Continue reading

5 Biggest Mistakes Waiting Adoptive Parents Make At The Start Of The Year–And How To Avoid Them

Happy New Year!

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to energize your adoption journey. It’s a chance to reset, reboot, and rejoice in your efforts to build your family.

But how do you turn the page and make sure that this year will be your year to adopt? How do ensure that 2017 won’t be a repeat of 2016? What can you do now to leverage the sense of hope and optimism in the air and increase your chances of success?

The opportunities are there. You just have to seize them and avoid these five common mistakes that waiting adoptive parents make at the beginning of the year. Continue reading