Thinking about adoption? Going through the adoption process? Connect with others and share your experience.



  • By mrshope2013 · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Why is it that whenever I tell someone I’m thinking about adopting they immediately tell me about a friend or a friend of a friend that tried for years to get pregnant, then adopted, then ended up getting ...

Looking for a DULA in Orange County, CA

  • By Doggymom1 · New reply December 6, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hi! We are very hopeful that an adoption situation we are in will turn out as planned. If so, we will have a baby boy that we will be bringing home in early January. I just had carpal tunnel surgery and ...

Will our careers hurt us in adoption?

  • By juliek92 · New reply November 19, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hello All- We are just starting to gear up for starting the adoption process and I'm a little worried our jobs are going to become an issue. My husband and I are both 30, both physicians, and both have ...

Open Arms Adoption Network

  • By Makenabeach · New reply November 13, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • HI, I've been researching Open Arms Adoption Network (based in Philadelphia). Does anyone have experience with them that could share. I like them so far and was curious about others' experiences. Thanks ...

Does anyone know of a reputable/honest adoption attorney in Michigan?

  • By Doggymom1 · New reply November 13, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, I'm looking for an honest adoption attorney to help me process an adoption of an infant that will be born in late January. Also, what does ENTS mean? I see it in all the posts and there are no definitions ...

Adoption Support Group in the Philadelphia suburbs

  • By phillyadoptiongroup · Posted November 5, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hi everyone, I just wanted to post a reminder here that there is a RESOLVE Peer-Led Support Group in the Philadelphia suburbs. We meet in the Plymouth Meeting area on the first Wednesday of every month ...

Financial concerns

  • By tiffcobb26 · New reply October 15, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I am very new to this community. A friend recommended I come here for some great support during my adoption journey. My husband and I were matched with a birth mom in May and she is due to give birth ...

Anyone have a good adoption attorney in South Carolina?

  • By Doggymom1 · New reply October 3, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • My husband and I are looking for an adoption attorney in South Carolina asap! Although, we are still skeptical about the situation as the only time the birthmother calls or texts is after 1AM our time ...

Adoption Support Center of Indy-Any Feedback Please?

  • By DuchiAnn · New reply September 26, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Good morning! My husband and I are eager to start our family so after multiple failed IUI's, two surgeries (one on him and one on me) and knowing that there is really no reason for us to not be getting ...


  • By Doggymom1 · New reply September 15, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I recently saw two television shows on the Lifetime channel that were about people that are selling babies. My husband and I discovered that the Adoption lawyer we had retained (out of Los Angeles) was ...

Single Parent Adoption

  • By socalmom2b · New reply August 31, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • After a failed IVF attempt (poor responder) and more IUIs than I can count, I am considering adoption as a single mom. I've tried looking for information on the internet but its overwhelming. Does anyone ...

Philadelphia Area Adoption Support Group

  • By phillyadoptiongroup · New reply August 9, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I wanted to create a post to let everyone know that I recently started a RESOLVE peer-led support group for people who are considering adoption or actively pursuing adoption in the Philadelphia area ...

Advice on Profile/Birth Letter/Pics/ Etc.

  • By labrat21 · New reply July 30, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone could give advice on the beginning stage of adoption. I am trying to start on our profile and it is a daunting task! I wanted to have as much of the leg work done before I called ...

Reasons Adoptions Fail?

  • By BAWhite · New reply July 12, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • Hello everyone, I have been reading through these posts and have seen a trend of people saying "failed adoptions" and although it's none of my business, and painful to talk about, I was wondering, what ...

Shameless plug for adoption - Grateful for my kids, my BMs

  • By year6 · New reply July 2, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I was on the boards a long time ago and haven't been for awhile. Everyone's experiences and support and advice here helped so much. I want to say I'm so grateful for my kiddos. I have a 4 year old boy ...

Funny Realized pain of being infertile is gone

  • By adopting · New reply June 23, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • So I'm going to potty train my son this summer and I realize that the pain of being infertile has gone away, yeah! I just wanted to let other people know that it will go away...My goal was always to be ...

Looking for an aggressive attorney in Southern California to help me fight

  • By Doggymom1 · New reply June 14, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi, my husband and I recently became the victims of a very corrupt Adoption Attorney in Los Angeles. Initials for the person are KL. She took money from three families for the same baby and then extorted ...

Open Adoption Agencies in Mid-Atlantic region?

  • By Bekti · New reply May 30, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hi -- my husband and I are in our mid-40's and want to pursue open adoption of a domestic infant. We live in eastern WV, near northern VA and central MD. I've heard of Adoptions from the Heart - has anyone ...

Adoption Attorneys

  • By Doggymom1 · Posted May 28, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Wondering if anyone can give me insight advice on why my Adoption Attorney (from Los Angeles) seems to want to keep everything a secret from me? We were recently in the process of adopting a baby through ...


  • By Dbf973 · New reply May 1, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hi, I am new to this site. I am infertile thanks to a cancer treatment surgery I had last year that involved a full hysterectomy. I desperately want a baby (we have frozen embyros so surrogacy is still ...

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