Adoption Advisor

This discusses the role of an adoption advisor in a domestic infant adoption process. An adoption advisor is a coach, planner, guide for an adoption process, providing guidance and education on all aspects of an adoption journey.

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.

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.

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.

Adoption Costs Today

2022-12-27T10:11:27-07:00November 8, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption Grants, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Outreach, Adoption Process, Funding Your Adoption, Learn|

Are you considering adoption, but are unsure of the various costs you may incur in order to adopt? The costs you might see in a domestic infant adoption will vary considerably depending on the type of adoption (private/independent, attorney, or agency adoption) and the state from which you are adopting. The adoption professionals recommended by Purl typically have adoption opportunities with total costs (including home study related costs) ranging between $14,000 and $60,000, with the majority today falling between $35,000 and $50,000. In this article, we break down the types of costs prospective adoptive parents may incur during their adoption journey. To read more, click here.

How The Adoption Profile is Used in An Adoption Journey

2022-12-22T12:49:54-07:00December 22, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption Outreach, Adoption Process, Adoption Profile, Domestic infant adoption, Learn|

Recently, I watched the Red Table Talk where Jada Pinkett Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosted former Sex and the City star Kristin Davis for a talk about transracial adoption. I really enjoyed this podcast and think it can help many families considering transracial adoption (I look forward to including a post just about transracial adoption soon). However, one thing I found really interesting about this podcast was that both Jada and her mom were very surprised that the birth mothers for Kristin’s two African American children had actually chosen Kristin to raise their babies. That made me realize that there are probably many other people that don’t understand the domestic adoption process, and that it might help to educate about how adoptive parents are typically chosen - usually through the use of an adoption profile. To read more, click here.

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