Adoption Home Study

My Experience with Respite Foster Care

2022-05-29T14:12:46-07:00May 28, 2022|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Outreach, Adoption Perspectives, Adoption Process, Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Foster Care, Hoping to Adopt, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn), Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

My name is Tessa and I am an Adoption Advisor here at Purl. I am an adoptive parent and respite/emergency placement foster parent. I wanted to take some time to share about my experience with foster care. There are several different types of licenses within foster care and my home ...

The Steps in a Domestic Infant Adoption Process

2022-03-30T11:08:26-07:00November 4, 2021|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process, Adoption Profile, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt|

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 here to read more about the steps we recommend in the domestic infant adoption process.

I’ve always wanted to adopt…but where do I begin?

2022-03-30T18:33:22-07:00March 31, 2021|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt|

We often get contacted by prospective adoptive families just starting the adoption process, or families that started down the road to adopt, and have realized they were on the wrong track. So, this blog post helps you with some basic information to get started in adoption and three basic things to consider when beginning an adoption journey: 1) What type of adoption is right for your family, 2) Research, Research, Research, and 3) Have you grieved your infertility? Click here to read more.

Preparing for An Adoption

2022-04-01T16:35:54-07:00November 25, 2019|Adoption Advisor/Consultant, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Infertility|

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?! If you have an adoption advisor like Purl, your advisor and the attorney or agency you matched through should be helping thoroughly prepare you for the following topics between when you are chosen and when the baby arrives…

5 Smart Questions to Avoid the Home Study Headache

2022-04-01T17:20:17-07:00March 13, 2019|Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process|

So, you are about to launch your adoption journey. How exciting! One of the first steps is tackling the home study. The aim is to tackle, not be tackled. The game plan - ask smart questions!

The vision (AKA nightmare): stranger enters into your home with a white glove, evaluative checklist, trick questions about your parenting techniques and a red pen. This is not the way a home study should be conducted.

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