There is much to know about the adoption process. Knowing what questions to ask and what specifically to research can be a difficult task on its own. We have put together a library of articles that you can start with.

Why We Don’t Call Ourselves Adoption Consultants

2023-01-31T15:10:30-07:00January 31, 2023|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Learn|

Purl founder and CEO, Katie Zimmerman, shares why she intentionally does not call Purl Adoption Advisory an adoption consultant. She shares her own experiences with a well-known adoption consultant, how she formed Purl to do things differently than what was being done in the adoption community, and how the services Purl offers differ from what other adoption consultants offer.

Sharing the Adoption Story: Navigating Sensitivity and Consent

2023-01-31T14:51:03-07:00January 24, 2023|Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Hoping to Adopt, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn)|

In today’s blog post, Adoption Advisor, Kelcie Grace, talks about the importance of NOT sharing your child’s adoption story. She urges adoptive parents to recognize that the entire adoption triad is involved in the adoption story and adoptive parents do not have the right, the permission, nor the experience to ...

Why You Are Still Waiting: The Hard Truth About the Current State of Adoption and the Importance of Open Preferences

2023-01-31T09:28:53-07:00January 17, 2023|Adoption Advisor, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Process, Adoption Profile, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

Adoption can be a long and difficult journey, but it's important to understand the current state of domestic infant adoption in the US. In this blog post, Adoption Advisor and mother of one child through adoption, Kelcie Grace, shares the hard truths about the imbalance between prospective adoptive families and ...

Racial Mirrors in Transracial Adoption

2023-01-09T14:21:37-07:00January 6, 2023|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Perspectives, Hoping to Adopt, Learn, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

Aubrey is a Purl Adoption Advisor as well as a white adoptive mother to three wonderful Black children. Having spent endless hours reading articles from transracial adoptees and adoptive parents, psychology studies and opinions from a range of qualified people, she found that one quote seemed to sum it up: “love is not enough”. Your child may feel loved, while also feeling lost, insecure, and a lack self-worth. Providing racial mirrors for your transracially adopted child can build a bridge to their racial identity. In this post, Aubrey discusses what racial mirrors are, why they are so important, and where to start. Click here to learn more.

Dear Mom of a Child Through Adoption (Author Unknown)

2023-01-22T11:21:10-07:00December 20, 2022|Adoption is Hard, Adoption Perspectives, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Infertility, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn)|

I (Katie - Founder/CEO) have seen this circulate a hundred times since adopting, but for some reason it hit me harder today so I thought I would memorialize here on our page. For anyone who needs to hear this and feel the community today.... ---- Dear Mom of a Child ...

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Adult Adoptee Shares Her Raw Story

2022-11-10T16:04:45-07:00November 10, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Perspectives, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Infertility, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn)|

Today's blog post is written by a guest writer, Cathee Zimmerman Cooper, an adult adoptee from a closed adoption, who shares with us her experience as an adoptee and the advice she has for those who are parenting children through adoption. — About Me Hello, my name is Cathee, and ...

Are You Prepared for The Actual Adoption?

2023-01-03T12:50:40-07:00January 3, 2023|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Learn|

If you’ve been following along this month, we are finally to the point where it gets really exciting, but also very nerve-wracking! You’ve been chosen as prospective adoptive parents for a child and you have to get prepared to possibly become a parent, likely in much less preparation time than you’d have if you were pregnant yourself. So, what do you need to know and become prepared for?! Click here to read more.

Being Chosen and Next Steps

2022-11-22T15:29:01-07:00November 23, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption Perspectives, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Learn|

You get chosen by an expectant family considering adoption for their child! Such amazing news and one of the major milestones in the domestic adoption journey. Many families have long waits and MANY presentations before they get to this point. But what is next? And what does being chosen really mean? Being chosen just means that you are one step closer to a child, and while it is a major milestone, that child may never actually be yours. Click here to read more about what happens after a match, and what NOT to do when you are chosen by an expectant parent whose baby isn’t expected for a bit.

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