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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.

Adoption Preferences In Your Journey

2022-12-15T14:26:58-07:00December 15, 2022|Adoption Advisor, Adoption Education, Adoption Home Study, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Learn, Open Adoption (Learn), Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

The domestic adoption process is so awkward in that you are essentially saying yes or no to a child. Sometimes you are doing it just by setting preferences in your adoption, but sometimes you’re actually reviewing a summary of an adoption opportunity and saying yes or no as to whether to present your family profile to the expectant family considering adoption for that child. When prospective adoptive parents start to consider their adoption preferences, many have no idea what they should say when adoption professionals ask what types of circumstances they would consider. Here are just a few of the things you should research and educate yourself on as you determine your adoption preferences, as well as some resources for helping you navigate these difficult decisions.

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.

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 ...

Adoption Language from an Adoptee’s Perspective

2022-04-12T21:18:25-07:00April 12, 2022|Adoption Education, Adoption Perspectives, Learn, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

Our writer today is Emily, Purl's Administrative Assistant and a transracial adoptee. She shares her perspective as an adoptee to help adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents understand arguably the most important voice in the adoption triad. --            As a transracial adoptee, I personally know that words about adoption can ...

Where Do I Go From Here? An Adoptee’s Thoughts on Search and Reunion

2022-04-05T08:33:26-07:00December 10, 2021|Adoption Education, Adoption is Hard, Adoption Perspectives, Domestic infant adoption, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

When looking through the section about adoption at any bookstore, you will find that most of the books are geared towards the adoptive parent audience. You may even find a few written for birth parents. We believe the best way to learn about adoption is from adoption perspectives, specifically the perspective of the adoptee, the part of the triad that doesn’t typically get to enter into adoption voluntarily. Today, we are sharing the perspective of an adoptee and Purl’s Administrative Assistant, Emily, who wanted to share more about her adoption experience. Keep in mind that all adoptions are different, there are both positive and negative stories of adoption from adoptees. Today she shares her perspective about the search for her biological family.

The Adoption Wait

2022-03-30T10:59:09-07:00November 13, 2021|Adoption Education, Adoption Process, Domestic infant adoption, Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Hoping to Adopt, Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

Once you’ve figured out your preferences in your adoption, what is next? The dreaded adoption wait. If you’re working with an adoption advisor (otherwise known as adoption consultant) like Purl, you’re likely getting on the waitlist for many different attorneys and agencies. You might be including some adoption outreach, hoping to connect with an expectant family that way. You are then waiting for an expectant family to choose you or find you through your outreach, typically speeding up your adoption journey. But it can take only a few weeks or months, or even a few years to be selected, but your chances are much better in a multi-faceted approach. Click here to read more about what to expect from the adoption wait.

Adoption Preferences In Your Journey

2022-03-30T11:02:10-07:00November 8, 2021|Adoption Education, Adoption Process, Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Hoping to Adopt, Open Adoption (Learn), Transracial Adoption (Learn)|

As I spoke about in my post yesterday, the domestic adoption process is so awkward in that you are essentially saying yes or no to a child. Sometimes you are doing it just by setting preferences in your adoption, but sometimes you’re actually reviewing a summary of an adoption opportunity and saying yes or no as to whether to present your family profile to the expectant family considering adoption for that child. When prospective adoptive parents start to consider their adoption preferences, many have no idea what they should say when adoption professionals ask what types of circumstances they would consider. Here are just a few of the things you should research and educate yourself on as you determine your adoption preferences, as well as some resources for helping you navigate these difficult decisions.

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