Talking About Repairing Family Relationships

  • Think About Adopting Through The Foster System

    12 July 2022

    If you want to adopt a child, you might want to become a foster parent first. It is possible to adopt through the foster system.   Becoming a Foster Parent The first step to adopting through the foster system is to become a foster parent. Your state has requirements that you will have to meet to become a foster parent. In general, you will have to be over the age of 21.

  • Can Birth Parents Remain In A Child's Life After Adoption Gets Finalized?

    13 April 2021

    Foster care can be a blessing for all parties involved, but anxiety often arises when a caretaker considers a foster child adoption. One common fear is that the adoption won't go through due to interference from the biological parents. Even if the birth parents are on board with the plan for child adoption, you may wonder what, if any, rights they still have. Keep reading for a quick rundown of post-adoption options, whether you're a seasoned caretaker or simply want to learn more about how to become a foster parent.

  • Are You Thinking About Adoption But Worry What Other People Will Say? 3 Ways To Feel Confident About Your Decision

    4 March 2020

    Facing an unplanned pregnancy can leave you experiencing a flood of new fears that may be mixed with excitement. There are lots of questions that people face during this time, and one of them that you might be thinking about is how people will respond to your decision to explore adoption. You may know in your heart that adoption is the best choice for your situation, but you might also know that there may be people who feel the need to share their opinion.

  • Reasons Why People Are Thinking About Cremation, Along With Options To Consider

    2 August 2016

    Cremation has been around for centuries. Ancient Hawaiians cremated their family members, then scattered the ashes at sea, a practice that continues today. The Vikings sent their dead off on a favorite boat which was burned as it headed out to sea. Casket burials are the norm in modern America, but some people are considering cremation for a number of reasons. Below is an explanation of some of those reasons, along with listings of typical and unusual cremation burial options.

  • 5 Tips for Protecting Your Rights in an Open Adoption

    3 May 2016

    Open adoptions are becoming more common in the United States. Currently, 60%–70% of US adoptions contain some degree of openness, but it is important to note that the amount of communication and visitation in open or semi-open adoptions varies greatly and depends on both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. If you want to have an open adoption, it is important that you understand how to protect your visitation or communication rights.