How to Talk to Your Family About Adoption

How to Talk to Your Family About Adoption

We’re excited to share this special chapter from Rachel Garlinghouse’s new book, The Hopeful Mom’s Guide to Adoption: the Wit and Wisdom You Need for the Journey. As an adoptive mom, Rachel has been a part of the adoption community for ten years, and through her writing she educates, inspires, and empowers. How to Talk to Your…

Our Words Matter: Positive Adoption Language

If I asked you what you know about Marietta Spencer, you would most likely meet me with a blank stare.  Understandably so.   It’s not her name you will recognize, but her words. Marietta wasn’t just a ninety-five year old former social worker who recently passed away.  No,  Marietta Spencer changed the adoption world for the…

China Adoption, 12 Years Later

This week we are continuing our storytelling journey with an interview with Sandy Ujfalusy. Sandy reflects on her family’s international adoption journey over the last twelve years, and shares how she has encountered grace and compassion along the way. For readers who don’t you yet, can you start out with a “big picture’ sketch of…

Goodness in Purpose: Adoption and Down Syndrome

We’re privileged to tell Caitlin and Nate’s continuing story on today’s blog. Caitlin Smith writes about their journey to Down Syndrome adoption, from brokenness to redemption.   “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 This has…

Honoring Diversity in Transracial Adoption

Continuing our conversation about transracial adoption, we are chatting with Kelly Lang, adoptive mama, teacher, and advocate for understanding and fostering diversity in our homes and communities. Kelly talks about the choices they’ve made and the lessons they’ve learned as a transracial family. For some of our community who don’t know you, could you tell…

What It’s Really Like to be in a Transracial, Adoptive Family

When my husband and I agreed that adoption would be the route we took to build our family, we swiftly agreed to be open to transracial adoption.  After all, I had a cousin adopted from Guatemala, and we had several multiracial (adoptive) families in our church.  We had a support system and some knowledge, and…

Risk, Fear, and Paperwork: The Adoption Journey with Evan Dlugosz

Fear crept through my body the instant we signed the contract with the adoption agency. The reluctance, caution, trepidation, and excitement swirled together and hit me like a tidal wave.  The risk of the unknown was way too much for my conservative nature. Back in our dating days, Ashley and I knew that we were…

Listening to Adoptees: A Chat with Britta Hoffman

Last time on the blog, Hannah Eloge of Kindred and Co encouraged our community to listen to birth moms, expectant parents, and adoptees. That’s why we’re especially excited to share today’s blog. This month we sat down with Britta Hoffman, one of the Storytellers of our adoption community. Britta chatted with us about her experience…

Learning to Listen: Understanding the Adoption Triad

At Adopt a Love Story, we celebrate the strong women of the adoption movement. From expectant moms to adoptive moms, we see that their powerful love creates forever homes. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re thinking about how adoption can empower women on every side of the adoption story, and we’re learning how to…

The In-Between Time

I feel like I have been sitting here for quite some time now. That in-between space. Honestly, my heart grows weary just thinking about it. Three years ago, we had just move to Africa. Three years ago we were in the in-between of our single married life and our first adoption. Not knowing when we…

While We Wait

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33 Over the last year, we’ve been on a journey called adoption. We’ve experienced…

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