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By: Rachel Garlinghouse
Rachel's picture Hopeful adoptive parents know how daunting it can be to put together adoptive parent profiles. How do you write an adoptive parent letter to a birthmother or create adoptive parent profile books that will get noticed? Rachel Garlinghouse interviews adoption profile expert Madeleine Melcher about her book that provides adoptive parent tips for addressing the questions most expectant parents have. Madeleine Melcher knows a thing or two about creating an adoption profile book, a daunting task for many prospective adoptive parents. Madeleine is a mother of three children, all of whom... Read More
By: Alexandria Bordas
AllyBordas's picture Jennifer and Josh Rutner had to cope with multiple failed IVF and IUI treatments. Their optimism was intact only because of the support system they had built around themselves. The Rutner’s were one couple out of thousands that suffer from infertility in silence—embarrassed, lost and struggling to find a way out. Jennifer was battling ‘unexplained infertility’ and doctors were left speechless. But Jennifer kept blogging, kept tweeting and kept waking up everyday armed with suggestions from her support team. She kept going. So why is infertility an issue left unspoken about? Why do... Read More
By: Kristen Nicole
KristenNicole's picture You've been matched and are eager to share the happy news with your family! Prospective adoptive parents looking for support of their decision to adopt transracially may be met with resistance from loved ones. What do you do when your family doesn't support your transracial adoption? Adoptive parent Kristen Nicole shares her experience and offers adoptive parent tips for dealing with reluctant family members. When we decided to adopt, we also decided that the race of our child did not matter. We checked the “Any Race” box both times. The first time, we were matched with a... Read More
By: Rachel Garlinghouse
Rachel's picture When talking about adoption with your children and others, how do you know what and when to share details of their story? Do you wonder what your adopted child wants you to know? Adoptive parent Rachel Garlinghouse interviews adoptee Christina Romo who offers adoptive parent help and advice when it comes to answering these questions.   Meet Christina Romo, a self-described “not so angry Asian adoptee,” who blogs about adoption and works for a national adoption organization. She’s a mom of two, wife, writer, and volunteer who enjoys music and photography. Rachel: Tell me a bit... Read More

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