Adoption is Hard

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 ...

Choosing Adoption Professionals For Your Journey

2022-12-08T13:39:45-07:00November 22, 2022|Adoption Advisor, 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.

Fall and My Thoughts on Disrupted Adoptions Today

2022-10-11T11:05:33-07:00October 10, 2022|Adoption Disruption, Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt, Learn|

Fall always used to be my (Katie, CEO/Founder of Purl's) favorite month. The weather changing, football, pumpkins, the start of the holiday season. But fall started to have a different feel for me 7 years ago as my husband and I began our personal adoption journey. We had been matched almost immediately after completing our home study with an expectant mom due with a baby boy in October. Even as a very unprepared adoptive parent ,I did know there was a possibility he wouldn’t end up being ours. But I was pretty clueless and even had a feeling of entitlement over that baby because we had been chosen, we had spent a lot of time with the expectant mom and had been paying living expenses for the expectant mom during the course of that pregnancy, and maybe even not so subconsciously I believed we would give this child a better life than this expectant mom could provide. Click here to read more about my thoughts on disrupted adoptions now.

Our Thoughts on Adoption Facilitators

2022-09-19T14:00:46-07:00September 14, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Hoping to Adopt|

“Facilitator” is a controversial word in the adoption community. Frankly, here at Purl, we always work very hard to ensure people understand we are NOT A FACILITATOR, and what we do instead (more on that later). But facilitators are so prevalent in adoption related advertising, that it is important for ...

My Experience with Respite Foster Care

2022-05-29T14:12:46-07:00May 28, 2022|Adoption Advisor, 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 ...

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