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Have A Great Weekend

Happy Weekend! We hope that everyone is back in the groove after spring break and crazy weather patterns! Take some time for yourself and enjoy some of our favorite reads of the week.

Our blog this week highlights the process of adopting while single, which is on the rise in the United States.

Bad days! We all have them. Cup of Jo offers some advice on how to turn the bad down around for your entire family.

Mitali Perkins wrote a beautiful op-ed for the LA Times describing her journey through the process of international adoption, and the question she ultimately asked herself: Am I a hero or a villain?

Jenn Morson from The Atlantic explores Second Chance Adoptions — a licensed child placing agency operating out of Utah. This piece explores a side of adoption that most don’t hear about: when families un-adopt a child.

Jennifer Gilmore details her through struggles to get pregnant and the dark side of the adoption world. Read on to find out why she’s grateful in her life now.

Lori Holden runs Lavender Luz – a blog covering everything adoption. She put together this awesome article that highlights stories of birth mothers spanning from the 1960s to present.

The Globe and Mail did a “First Person” project where people are able to tell their own stories. Lita Jordan tells the story of her “best day ever”

Boston25 News did an in-depth report on the state of adoption and how it’s changing. The article includes interviews and a panel discussion with real people who have navigated the adoption system.

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it. Make ALL the mothers in your life feel special by finding the perfect gift. Parenting.com put together a fun list of ideas!

And we’ll send you off with a tearjerker. UNILAD put together a tissue-worthy adoption compilation. Enjoy!