Handling the Stress of Adoption

Whether you have chosen adoption because of infertility, altruism, a desire to be a single parent, or another reason, most future adoptive families have something in common – high levels of stress and anxiety. The adoption process can be draining – physically, emotionally, and financially. Although the end result is exactly what you’ve been wishing…

Eight Ways to Prepare for Your Home Visit

Adoption can be a very stressful process. Often adoptive parents feel the need to be perfect and fear their every move is being looked at under a microscope. A home study is part of the adoption procedure that many prospective adoptees face with apprehension and anxiety. While it can be a bit disconcerting to have…

Adoption Tax Credit: Understanding the Basics

Adopting a child is a life changing experience for both the adopter and the adoptee. Nothing compares to the feeling of bringing a new life into your family and providing them with a safe, loving home. There is one aspect of adoption that many people are unaware of: it includes a tax credit benefit.  …

Adopting a Foster Child in Illinois

According to Children’s Rights, there are approximately 400,000 children in foster care in the United States each day. Nearly a quarter of children in foster care will be adopted, many by their foster parents. Children and youth enter foster care because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parent or guardian. They aren’t…

Choosing Adoption After Infertility

After years of struggling with infertility, couples often feel frustrated, disappointed, and letdown. It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. What exactly is infertility? It is known as the inability to conceive after having unprotected sex for more than a year. While reproductive problems are treatable…