Adoption Talk Blog

Who Are Birth Mothers in Adoption?

Who Are Birth Mothers in Adoption? Our latest blog comes from our friends at Creating a Family and addresses the women and men who allow adoption to be possible, the birth mothers and birth fathers. The adoption process begins with them. Included here is an incredibly poignant story from a birth mother which allows some perspective into her [...] Read more

Mother's Day Isn't Always A Celebration

Today's blog post comes from our friends at Creating a Family, the online infertility and adoption education nonprofit and addresses how not every woman is gloriously happy on Mother's Day. Throughout our journey here at A Baby Step Adoption of helping all types of people on their path to parenthood, we have seen first hand the sadness of [...] Read more

My #1 Pet Peeve in Infertility and Adoption - From Creating a Family

Our latest blog post comes from Dawn Davenport from our partner resource, Creating a Family and addresses the sometimes irritating comments made by others when a couple is facing infertility. What's already a frustrating process can be escalated when you have people inserting their two cents, even though their heart may be in the right place. No [...] Read more

The Adoption Preparation Checklist

Our latest blog entry comes from the site, Considering Adoption, which offers many helpful tidbits and articles about the adoption process. This helpful article offers an adoption checklist to make sure you are prepared for adoption. The Adoption Preparation Checklist Adopting a child is a major life change, and as such, there’s a lot of [...] Read more

7 Tips for Talking with Tweens & Teens About Adoption

Our latest blog post comes from our friends at Creating a Family. It explores the sometimes tricky topic of talking to your tweens and teens about adoption and offers some advice on how to navigate the situation. 7 Tips for Talking with Tweens & Teens About Adoption I love the teen years. I’ve raised four teens and worked in youth ministry for [...] Read more

The Adoption Maven Talks Back to School

Our latest blog comes from our friend, The Adoption Maven. For many adoptive parents, questions arise once the kids head back to school about their background. Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW, a New York and New Jersey licensed social worker, adoptive mom and advocate for ethical adoption practice, shares her advice for how to navigate the school years [...] Read more

The Sadness of Not Being Chosen by Expectant Mom for Adoption

Our latest blog post comes from our friends at Creating a Family and addresses the sometimes agonizing process of waiting to be chosen by a birthmother. When a woman is facing an unplanned pregnancy and decides on adoption, she ultimately chooses the family she wants to raise her baby. At A Baby Step Adoption, we tout quick match times, and often [...] Read more

Save the Adoption Tax Credit!!

Save the Adoption Tax Credit Due to the importance of the issue and how strongly ABSA feels about saving the Adoption Tax Credit, we are sharing this information sent from the North American Council on Adoptable Children. Let Your Members of Congress Know How Much the Adoption Tax Credit Matters to You! As many of you know, the adoption tax credit [...] Read more

4 Reasons To Choose Adoption For An Unwanted Pregnancy

You are facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering how in the world you are going to have a baby, let alone raise a child into adulthood. Whatever your reason, adoption can be a miraculous choice for you and your unborn child. Here are 4 reasons to choose adoption for an unwanted pregnancy: You are giving the gift of a child to a family who, in [...] Read more