Our Adoption Journey: David & Meghan

We are so thrilled since returning home from China with Miyah on November 8, 2006!! We talk daily about how we are happier than we ever thought we could be!!!! We are just so in love with this little girl—she has truly enriched our lives beyond words. It sounds cliché, but we cannot remember what it was like to not have her be a part [...]

Our Adoption Journey: David & Meghan 2017-06-12T17:38:07+00:00

Our Adoption Journey: Chris & Tracey

After having joined their biological families 12 years ago, Tracey and Chris thoroughly enjoyed time spent with their family of six. A few years ago, however, the couple wondered whether they should expand their family and have another child to love, which is when their hearts were led to adoption. With an indifference to domestic or international adoption, the two took their social worker’s recommendation [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Chris & Tracey 2017-06-12T17:38:13+00:00

Our Adoption Journey: Benjamin & Joanna

Since we’ve been married, our discussions of having a family always seemed to include both biological and adopted children. Adoption (both domestic and international) has played a large role in the growth of both of our families, so starting our own family in this way seemed natural. After doing some research, we were drawn to adopting from Africa. This was mostly because of the tremendous [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Benjamin & Joanna 2017-06-12T17:38:18+00:00

Our Adoption Journey: Scott & Jennifer

After adopting three children domestically, we decided to pursue international adoption for our fourth child because we knew that there were waiting FAMILIES here, but waiting CHILDREN in other countries. We were open to children of any race, and after seeing pictures of children from Ethiopia we knew right away that this country was the best match for our family. We traveled to Ethiopia to [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Scott & Jennifer 2017-06-12T17:38:23+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica

When I was 16, I was hanging out with the wrong crowd, and I started to make bad choices. Before long, I found out I was pregnant. I had already broken up with the father of the baby, and I knew I didn’t want to get back with him just because I was facing an unplanned pregnancy. The truth is, I didn’t know what to [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica 2017-06-12T17:38:59+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook

At 17, I felt desperate to be in a serious relationship. When I faced an unplanned pregnancy, I knew I needed to get out of the relationship with the father because I realized my unborn baby would need a more safe and stable environment. I considered all my options, and really felt that adoption was the best thing I could do for my baby. Miah [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook 2017-06-12T17:39:04+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley

I was 17 the first time I got pregnant. Everything happened so fast! Because my brother and I were adopted I knew right away I wanted to find an adoption agency. My mom looked in the phone book and we called Adoption Associates. I really liked them because I could choose the family for my baby, and I could decide how open I wanted everything [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley 2017-06-12T17:39:11+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Deanna

I was 15 when I became pregnant. I was so confused and I didn’t know if I could give my child everything she needed. I was sure, however, that I was not going to give my child to someone I did not know. Eight months went by and I was still the only one that knew about my unplanned pregnancy. I didn’t get very big, [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Deanna 2017-06-12T17:39:21+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Susan

At seventeen years old, I thought I owned the world. I was living each day as if nothing bad could ever happen and everything in my perfect bubble of a life would remain perfect. The first devastating blow came when my boyfriend of seven months passed away. I was so distraught that one month later I thought running into the arms of another man would [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Susan 2017-06-12T17:41:56+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Toraleen

At the age of 39, I faced an unplanned pregnancy from a one night stand. I considered abortion several times, but could not actually go to the clinic. When I was five months pregnant, I knew that I needed to make another plan. I talked to a couple of close friends and told them that I was thinking about adoption. I have three children already. [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Toraleen 2017-06-12T17:42:03+00:00