19Aug 2016

That’s an awfully big number, isn’t it??  It’s almost unfathomable.  What could that number possibly represent that has anything to do with adoption?? In the United States…right now…there are over 107,900 children available for adoption from the foster care system.  Parental rights already terminated.  Legally free.  No home… WE NEED FAMILIES!!! These kids are just […]

21Jun 2016

This is by far, the question I hear most often when working with families hoping to adopt an infant. My answer is always the same: “The day you bring your child home.” Granted, this answer may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I’m completely serious. Children should never remember being “told” that they are adopted.  The […]

25May 2016

It may not be those exact words, but this heartbreaking sentiment is one that we hear every day at Open Arms Adoptions. The desire to be a parent…to nurture and love a child…watching them turn into their own little person…is innate in some of us.  We can’t remember when that thought entered our minds; it’s […]

16May 2016

Chances are that most of us have felt “too old” for something at some point in time.  We’re too old to act a certain way, watch a certain TV show, wear a miniskirt….the list goes on and on about what we’re “too old” to be, to want or to do. When, though, do we become “too […]

19Apr 2016

So excited to announce that we’ve schedule our first Meet-up! After years of working in adoption, one thing that all of us have noticed is how many people’s lives have been touched by adoption.  Wherever we go, as soon as someone hears “adoption,”  they have a story.  Maybe they were adopted.  Or their brother was […]

14Apr 2016

We don’t talk about adoption much in our society.  We like to think that we’ve advanced since the days of young, unwed women being whisked off to “maternity homes” to secretly give birth while everyone else is told that she was visiting an aunt (or some other long lost relative).  Have we though? Certainly we’re […]