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Choices You Must Make In Adoption

2022-11-17T15:00:01-07:00November 18, 2022|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Outreach, Adoption Process, Adoption Profile, Learn|

One of the things that I like least about the domestic infant adoption process is that prospective adoptive parents are basically saying yes or no to a child. Most people outside the adoption community might not realize that prospective adoptive parents basically set their “adoption preferences”, see adoption opportunities based on those preferences and then basically have to make a choice whether to “present” to an expectant parent choosing adoption for their child. Click here to read more about this awkwardness in the domestic infant adoption process.

Choosing Adoption Professionals For Your Journey

2022-12-08T13:39:45-07:00November 22, 2022|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Learn|

Who you choose to help you navigate your adoption journey is probably the most important step in the domestic infant adoption process. As we have discussed many times in past blog posts, we feel the best option for domestic infant adoption is to have someone guide you through the process, like we do at Purl. Click here to read more about finding an adoption professional to guide you on your adoption journey.

The Steps in a Domestic Infant Adoption

2022-11-08T12:21:56-07:00November 8, 2022|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Grants, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process, Adoption Profile, Domestic infant adoption, Funding Your Adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn|

Many people consider adopting but become too discouraged by the complexity of the adoption process to proceed past an initial thought. Adoption requires research, education, preparation, money and time, with a lot of challenges along the way. No two adoptions will be the same, and each state's laws are a little different, but each domestic infant adoption will typically follow the same general steps: Click to read more!

Featured Family – Alper and Callie

2022-12-03T08:42:37-07:00November 3, 2022|Biological Children, Closed Adoption, Married Couple, Open Adoption, Open to any race, Open to either gender, Purl Families, Semi-Open Adoption, Transracial Adoption|

We are so excited to introduce you to this amazing, home study approved Purl Family from Texas: Alper, Callie and their handsome son Breaker! Alper and Callie have known one another for 12 years. They love to explore our own city, doing fun activities together and visiting new places as a family. They cannot wait to grow their family by adoption and share experiences with another child! Click here to learn more about them!

What Type of Adoption is Right for Your Family?

2022-11-03T08:53:12-07:00November 2, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn|

There are many different ways to adopt, and deciding which route is right for you BEFORE you start the process is really important. Each of these types of adoptions discussed in this post will have different steps in the process, so it is helpful to do a lot of research on adoption generally (particularly the loss inherent in adoption) and talk with different adoption professionals first to determine the best route for you and your family — before you spend any substantial sum of money. In this post, you will find a brief discussion on domestic infant adoption, international adoption, adopting through foster care, and even embryo donation/adoption (really not adoption at all in most cases). We hope this quick summary will help you determine if any of these options are right for you.

National Adoption Awareness Month

2022-11-01T19:12:32-07:00November 1, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn|

November is National Awareness Month. During the month of November we celebrate and raise awareness of adoption. While every type of adoption is recognized, the particular focus of this month is to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care.

Since we don't typically operate in the foster care space, during November we will be offering a blog series looking at the domestic adoption process from start to finish, identifying resources, perspectives and ideas to educate and prepare families for adoption. We will be sharing both the positive and negative aspects of adoption, different from many professionals and adoptive parents who focus only on the positive narratives. Adoption begins from loss and there is trauma for every child, but there are usually beautiful parts to it as well. Our goal is to help adoptive parents recognize the complicated nature of adoption and be more prepared for it, so they can be the best parents they an be to their child.

Featured Family – Arun and Emm

2022-10-12T11:36:18-07:00October 11, 2022|Closed Adoption, Married Couple, No Children, Not Religious, Open Adoption, Open to any race, Open to either gender, Purl Families, Semi-Open Adoption, Transracial Adoption|

We are thrilled to introduce you to this adorable, home study approved Purl Family from New Mexico: Arun and Emm! They have wanted to start a family since they met and are excited to offer a child a loving, warm, bright, and nurturing home to grow up in. Arun and Emm can't wait to add to their family through adoption! To learn more about them or contact them directly, click here.

Featured Family – Ross and Alex

2022-10-07T09:29:59-07:00October 6, 2022|Closed Adoption, Married Couple, No Children, Open Adoption, Open to any race, Open to either gender, Purl Families, Same-Sex Couple, Semi-Open Adoption, Transracial Adoption|

We would love to introduce you to this great, home study approved Purl Family from California: Ross and Alex! They live with their two pets: a 9-year-old cat named Davy and 6-year-old dog named Hudson. They've talked about their desire to add to their family through adoption since the start of their relationship and after renovating their house over the past year, they are excited to welcome a child into the new nursery!To learn more about them or contact them directly, click here.

Embrace the Curiosity of Your Child Through Adoption

2022-10-05T14:34:51-07:00October 5, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption Perspectives, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

Our writer today is Emily, Purl's Administrative Assistant and a transracial adoptee. In this blog she shares her fears relating to sharing her thoughts and curiosity surrounding her adoption with her adoptive parents. This blog post will help adoptive parents better understand the adoptee's perspective when they are curious about their birth family and the adoption generally and help adoptive parents be better prepared to talk to their child about adoption. Click here to read more.

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