We are so excited to introduce you to this amazing, home study approved Purl Family from Minnesota: Phil, Ellen and they beautiful daughters Lucy and Hallie! This is a tight-knit family that loves spending time together. They have always wanted to adopt and can’t wait to grow their family through adoption! To learn more about them, download their family profile or learn how you can contact them directly, click here.
Purl’s new Adoption Advisor, Kelcie Grace, shares her family’s domestic infant adoption story - the joy, the heartache, and everything in between. She shares her experience working with and adoption advisor like Purl and why she decided to join the Purl team after completing her adoption. Click here to read Kelcie Grace’s story.
We cannot wait to introduce you to this beautiful, home study approved Purl Family from Connecticut: Mack and Ashleigh! These two met in college and have been together for over a decade. They have a strong foundation as a couple and can’t wait to start their family! After three years of infertility, Mack and Ashleigh have decided to grow their family through adoption! To learn more about them, download their family profile or learn how you can contact them directly, click here.
We are so excited to introduce you to this lovely, home study approved Purl Family from South Carolina, Happel and Ciara! They are a happy, active couple who loves to be outside, be around family and go on adventures. They have been talking about adoption since the later stages of dating, and they are excited to start the process to grow their family. To learn more about them, download their family profile or learn how you can contact them directly, click here.
We are so thrilled to introduce you to this amazing, home study approved Purl Family from Washington: Anthony, Amanda and their handsome son Daniel! They love spending time together as family. They adopted our son Daniel, and they can’t wait to complete their family by adopting another child! To learn more about them, download their family profile or learn how you can contact them directly, click here.
In today’s blog, Purl’s Director of Graphic Design, Ali Alvidrez, shares her tips on telling your family’s story through your family profile. “Here is the thing, YOU are the family that SOMEONE is hoping to find for their child. Our job is to show all the unique things about you that will help the expectant family to connect with you….” Click here to read more.
When looking through the section about adoption at any bookstore, you will find that most of the books are geared towards the adoptive parent audience. You may even find a few written for birth parents. We believe the best way to learn about adoption is from adoption perspectives, specifically the perspective of the adoptee, the part of the triad that doesn’t typically get to enter into adoption voluntarily. Today, we are sharing the perspective of an adoptee and Purl’s Administrative Assistant, Emily, who wanted to share more about her adoption experience. Keep in mind that all adoptions are different, there are both positive and negative stories of adoption from adoptees. Today she shares her perspective about the search for her biological family.
When you are an adoptive parent, you are bound to get questions from friends, family and strangers alike about the details of your child’s adoption story, particularly if you have adopted transracially. As a mom of two girls only eight months apart in age. I can’t seem to get out of a public place without questioning stares and at least one person asking me how I managed to get two such adorable, but completely different looking children. I have never had a trip to Costco with the girls without some egregious question or comment. But it is my job as an adoptive parent to protect my child’s adoption story at all costs, something I didn’t learn as early as I would have liked. Click here to read more.
Creating a family through adoption comes with many complexities. Too often, these complexities are minimized or overlooked, and the impact can be catastrophic. Despite well-meaning adoptive parents, if there is not intentionality behind seeking ongoing education and support, children may be emotionally isolated and silenced, no matter how much love a family has to offer. Whether in the pre-adoptive phase or deep into the chapters of post adoption parenting, adoption focused therapy can be a transformative process for children and adoptive families and caregivers. To read more of this guest blog post, written by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and international, transracial adoptee, Amy Wilkerson, click here.
If you are a prospective adoptive parent chosen for a child that is going to be born in a different state than your state of residence, you will need to travel for the birth and stay in that state until you are cleared through the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (“ICPC”). ICPC is an agreement enacted by all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands and it governs the placement of children from one state into another state. To learn more about ICPC, making adoption travel accomodations, what to pack, and what to expect post-placement read more here!