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Have A Glorious Weekend

Hello! It’s been a wild week all over the country—storms, power outages, updates around schools. A lot is happening. This means, most importantly, we hope you’re taking care of yourself, finding peace and restoration in your days, and are able to keep calm and sane and connected to loved ones. You’ve got this. One day at a time.

We’re here to share some of our favorite pieces of the week. We hope they bring a spark to your day as they did ours. And that you learn something new!

Big hugs—peace and love to you and your family.

On the blog this week: how do you navigate an adoption that has fallen through?

Jordan keeps it simple: “I hope one of y’all pick me.” 

Are you a journalist? How are you handling parenting during a pandemic

What is your parenting style? Take the quiz and read up on the different styles of parenting. 

Melina Abdullah continues to face challenges relating to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The wait to complete your family can be agonizing—how should you handle insensitive comments? 

Abbie Goldberg tracked adoptive parents’ struggles for over 15 years. 

“Why did she leave me there?” An orphan reflects on their experience

States are working to change their laws to ensure same-sex couples can access the adoption process. 

Gina and Mark can agree on one thing: adopting their daughter during a pandemic was the best choice they’ve ever made.