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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Complete Guide to Transracial Adoptions

Every child deserves a parent.  Parents adopt 135,000 children in the United States every year. But thousands of other children wait to be adopted. Many parents want to adopt but have many questions about adopting a child. One common question is race. A parent of any racial background can adopt a child of any racial […]