Congrats To Our National Adoption Month Pro Bono Service Winners!

Every November, in honor of National Adoption Month, Adoption Network Law Center (ANLC) asks hopeful Adopting Parents to share their stories of what led them to adoption.  Adoption Network Law Center reviews all of the stories and selects one family to receive pro bono ANLCservices.  Today, on National Adoption Day, ANLC is excited to announce that this year’s recipients of pro bono services are Charles and Alyssa.  Charles and Alyssa have been married for 7 years. ...

Birth Father Involvement: One Birth Mother’s Struggle

A negative experience with the birth father isn’t uncommon.Like many other birth moms, I had a negative experience with the birth father. He acted like he didn’t care. He said one thing but did another. He was constantly telling me how much he loved me and his daughter, Josie. How badly he wanted to be her father. However, when it came down to co-pay, doctor visits and holding a job, he didn’t act upon any of it. The only good thing he did for me while I was pregnant was sign the...

Adoption Story: Dylan, My Gift

Dear Dylan,This is your adoption story and how you joined our family.Your adoption storyOn one sunny morning, Stephanie, your “tummy mommy,” found out she was going to have a baby. That baby was you. She knew she loved you so much that she wanted you to have a better life than she could give. She had decided to choose adoption. She was scared, but knew it was the best choice for you.Stephanie worked for your dad, Ira. One day while at work, Stephanie was talking to him about how she had chosen a...

Adoption Themed Must-Reads

Rachel Garlinghouse, adoptive mother and author, reviews a handful of adoption themed books and shares her picks. Below are some fabulous adoption themed titles to keep you inspired, entertained, and educated.The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns (Margaret Dilloway)Galilee Garner pours her money, energy, and heart into her roses. The one thing that brings her joy while she spends many evenings hooked up to a dialysis machine. Gal’s world is shaken when her niece, a teena...

Viral Adoption Video: Adoptive Mom Talks About Her Family's Journey

A few months ago, a loving, Texas family went viral when their home video hit the web! Shane and Kasi Pruitt captured the tear-jerking reaction of their two young daughters being surprised with their newborn, adopted sister. It was a beautiful, unifying moment that was shared around the world. The Pruitts have five children, three of whom are adopted. In this interview with Kasi Pruitt, we discuss their reasons for adopting, the open adoption they share with their children’s Birth Mothers, deali...