My Husband Is Infertile

Since my husband is infertile we had 0% chance of conceivingI am starting to slowly realize that I am an “oddity” both in the fertile and infertile worlds. Unlike other adoptive moms who share their stories of medicines, shots, various procedures and surgery—my husband is infertile and he experienced many of those. I only experienced them through him. My husband’s infertility led to us adopting sooner in life than we had planned, so I don’t seem to “fit-in” with other adoptive moms who struggled...

Nontraditional Families and Adoption

I was recently asked this question, “Would you have placed your daughter with a nontraditional family, like a same-sex couple or a single mother/father? I’m curious what your feelings are about this and what your process was in choosing a couple.First, I think this is a fantastic question. There are so many wonderful nontraditional families out there waiting and hoping to adopt. I have no doubt in my mind that each and every one of them not only deserve to be parents, but would be absolutel...

Transracial Adoption: Is it Right for You?

Since becoming a transracial family through adoption, I have been asked a lot of questions by couples waiting to adopt or just starting the process. I’ve decided to address the most common questions about transracial adoption with the hope of helping others with similar questions. Please keep in mind I am just one opinion—there are many varying views on transracial adoption.How did you decide to become a family through transracial adoption?When adoption is the way you start/add to your family, i...

What to Expect on Finalization Day

There’s something inherently nerve-racking about going to court. There is always anticipation, a little nervousness, some mixed emotions, and a few nice outfits dotted about. Finalization Day is no exception! It is, however, something to respect more than fear. It’s a day of uniting, of transitioning, and of closure all at once. So what should you expect? To UniteIt’s the day of the Decree of Adoption, or the document signed by the judge to finalize your new family. Formally creating the parent-...

Adopted Athletes Who Have Competed in the Olympics

Adoption is much more common than you think, but due to the lack of representation in most media forms, save for shock value, adoption is still viewed as highly rare. Most people only have experience with families where the parents and children are biologically related, so it makes some sense that the idea of adoption is still viewed as some rather uncommon, though this is far from the truth. In fact, some very high profile people have been touched by adoption, either by adopting children themse...