Adoption

Adopting When You Already Have a Child

Adoption is sometimes seen as an option specifically for couples who are unable to have children of their own. While adoption does provide a great opportunity for couples with fertility challenges to raise a family, the choice of adopting is available to any loving, stable home.  That includes couples who already have children of their own.  There are a number of reasons why a couple with …

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Making an Adoption Plan When You’re Married and Expecting

Many assume that mothers who make an adoption plan for their child are single, recently broken-up, or in an otherwise unstable relationship. This is not always the case, however. In fact, some happily married couples choose to have their child adopted. Sometimes, a married couple finds themselves unexpectedly pregnant. Other times, they may have been …

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Adoption During COVID-19 – Choosing Hope is Still Here

In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the state of Ohio has been placed under a stay at home advisory. Schools are closed, events are cancelled, restaurants have shut their doors, and many offices are operating remotely.  It is the responsibility of all of us to help “flatten the curve” of this virus, making sure there’s …

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Adopting a Child Who Was Prenatally Exposed in Utero

Most children who are placed for adoption come from unplanned pregnancies. Sometimes, when an expecting mom is unaware she is pregnant, she may take substances that are very harmful to an unborn child. In certain instances, the expecting mom may be aware of the child and still continue an unhealthy lifestyle.  An unborn child depends on its mother for …

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