March 10, 2021

How to Adopt a Child From Foster Care

Every year, 135,000 children are adopted through foster care. If you think you want to adopt a child, you should first educate yourself on the adoption process to see what it entails.  Take a look at this in-depth guide to learn the requirements, and process to adopt a child from foster care.  What Is Foster Care? Foster families take in a child for two main reasons: Until the child is reunited with the birth parents Until the child is adopted […]
March 10, 2021

Grandparent Adoption: How to Adopt Your Own Grandchild

Choosing to legally adopt and raise your grandchildren is an amazing decision. The lives of everyone involved will change forever. It’s a loving and sacrificial choice that isn’t always easy but will always be worth it.  If you are already raising your grandchildren and making the major decisions about their upbringing, adopting them will make things easier.  Let’s look at what grandparent adoption entails so you can get your big questions answered and feel confident about the procedure. When Should […]
March 10, 2021

Stepchild Adoption: How to Adopt Your Spouse’s Child

Blended families are a beautiful representation of love and unity. If you have recently married someone with kids from a previous relationship, you know that you are already like a parent to them. So why not pursue adopting them? Taking the extra step to adopt your stepchildren is a special way to show your love and commitment. Luckily, stepchild adoption can be an easy and quick adoption process.  Why Adopt Your Stepchild? Not everyone chooses to adopt his or her […]
February 15, 2021

Hope and frustration: For families looking to adopt newborns, the journey isn’t easy

Brooke Penton is a typical 2-year-old: She’s shy when she meets new people, her favorite color is pink, she is constantly on the move and she absolutely adores her mom and dad. On a cloudy Friday at her home on the water in Gulf Breeze, she sat in her mom Melissa’s lap before wiggling over onto her dad Rusty’s lap. She then nose-dived into the couch pillows and ran off to get one of her stuffed animals. Brooke, Melissa, and […]
February 11, 2021

Writing a Letter to Your Birth Child After Adoption

There is no right or wrong way for a biological parent to feel after making an adoption plan. But regardless of how you feel, writing a letter benefits both the parent and their biological child. Making an adoption plan is a wonderfully selfless act.  Many biological parents choose to write a letter to their child prior to giving birth telling their child about them and why they made an adoption plan.    Why should a biological parent write a letter? How […]