Adoption Perspectives

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 ...

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.

Empathy and Care for Expectant Mothers

2022-11-14T17:41:29-07:00November 14, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption Perspectives, Domestic infant adoption, Learn|

I’ve heard of a few circumstances lately where prospective adoptive parents act entitled to the child they have been chosen for, both before and after the birth of the child, but before consents are signed. This is one area I feel like prospective adoptive parents pursuing domestic infant adoption need the most education on - the respect and love that is required for any expectant mother they come into contact with in their adoption journey, and ultimately for the birth mother for their child.

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.

And just like that… we become 5 – My Adoption Journey

2022-07-12T16:57:43-07:00July 12, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Perspectives, Domestic infant adoption, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn)|

Today's blog post is written by Purl's newest adoption advisor, Aubrey, who is a former Purl client and a mom to three children through transracial adoption. Click here to read more!“What have we done?!” That was the first question my husband and I asked each other after we hung up the phone, we had just been told we were matched with TWINS 3 years after adopting our daughter; where I admit we still often ask that to one another, we now know that ‘what we have done’ is fill our home with love. I’m Aubrey Cortez, the newest adoption advisor at Purl Adoption Advisory, and that was the beginning of a happy ending I never imagined would be my own.  Click here to read more.

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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