National Puppy Day is Friday, March 21!

 This day was founded by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, a tireless advocate for the rights and well-being of dogs and other animals. ...more

Do Nothing Days

We've had the best weekend so far ... we've done absolutely nothing! Sometimes do nothing days are the very best days, don't you agree?...more

Adoption From the Perspective of a Birth Mom

I read a lot of blogs and websites about adoption. I want to be as educated as possible about adoption so I can be the best parent possible when we are matched. I read an interesting post today on America Adopts! It's written by and from the perspective of a birth mother.Have a read: Birth Mothers Are People Too...more
As a birth mother, I share some of her thoughts. I was explaining to some of my ...more

Adoption Insights From Jamie Lee Curtis

Lately my celebrity crushes have been on celebrities who've adopted. Recent mentions are Sandra Bullock and Mariska Hargitay. My latest celebrity crush is Jamie Lee Curtis. I had no idea she had adopted her kids until I saw a list of notable adoptive parents....more

Couple Adopts Through Facebook

How interesting the world is today. I just read about a couple who posted their adoption flyer on Facebook. Shortly after, they met the woman who wanted them to adopt their baby. We've been on Facebook and Blogger now for a few months and haven't received one phone call yet from either!...more

Getting Through the Wait - And Channeling Spring

I've been channeling Spring lately. Yes, I know it's only February, but in Virginia, the weather has been quite mild. In fact, our trees are already budding and I saw a knock-out rose bush the other day that was blooming.  Like Frederick, I'm pretty good at thinking about sunny days when these Winter days get long....more

What Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters Can Teach Us About Adoption

Last night, we finally got around to watching The Grammys. We had DVR'd it so we could fast-forward through all of the boring bits. Of course we love Adele - she's so down to Earth and has the most wicked cackle for a laugh. ...more

Keep the Faith

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?   My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.   For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes....more

My Adoption story- How I found my father on facebook

I'm an adult adoptee.  I have located my birth father recently and have had a great relationship with him thus far.  I blog about this on my blogspot at http://branchesofmylife.blogspot.com. Please take a look at this heartfelt, honest, sometimes heartwrenching blog of my journey finding my birth father, sisters and brother, and extended biological family.    ...more

Tips for Adopting a Pet from a Shelter

We adopted a kitty! With the help of Petfinder and Maine Coon Adoptions (a division of the nonprofit, SAFE), we finally found our perfect pet pal (above). She was a stray that was picked up by the City of Oakdale. ...more