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Celebrating our 20th Anniversary: A Brief History of Adoption Center for Family Building

(This is an excerpt from a speech I gave at the agency’s 20 year anniversary celebration) Twenty years ago, we created something unique; we envisioned an alternative to

Jessica and Tim

Congratulations to Jessica and Tim on the adoption of their daughter Arabella Marie. We also want to congratulate the brave birth mother who brought this child into the world.

Scott and Rick

Congratulations to Rick and Scott on the adoption of their son, Beckett. We also send our congratulations to the brave birth parents who brought this child into the world.

My Mind on Paper: The Inspired Writing of Kevin D. Hofmann

My Mind on Paper: The Inspired Writing of Kevin D. Hofmann 24 hours & 30% off March 25, 2017 by Kevin Hofmann When I train on transracial adoption I often say to myself that the people that REALLY need to be at my trainings would never think to come to my trainings.  Those that follow my blog… Continue reading My Mind on Paper: The Inspired Writing of Kevin D. Hofmann

Things to prepare for when sharing your plans to adopt

Things to prepare for when sharing your plans to adopt When a woman is expecting a baby, she’ll inevitably have to tell the world that she’s pregnant — sooner or later. But when a couple chooses to adopt, the decision of when — and how — to break the news is more complicated, given that adoption can… Continue reading Things to prepare for when sharing your plans to adopt

Adopting after experiencing fertility issues

How to share your child’s adoption history with their teacher This was written by Linda Jones, a member of the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group. She so beautifully captures in her words what we frequently say — adoption is not a cure for infertility. With her permission, we share her words. ~~~~~~~ Infertility has left… Continue reading Adopting after experiencing fertility issues

Transracial adoption: Great for families who are just starting to think about if they are open to adopting transracially

Transracial Adoption: It Will Change Your Family Forever As a white person, my understanding of what it took to bring a black, Latino, or Asian child into my family was straightforward. You either adopted a black or biracial child domestically or you traveled to Guatemala, Columbia, Ethiopia or somewhere in Asia to bring a child of color home.… Continue reading Transracial adoption: Great for families who are just starting to think about if they are open to adopting transracially

TIME magazine article about transracial adoption. It has a lot of research as well as real-life stories.

TIME magazine article about transracial adoption. It has a lot of research as well as real-life stories. As transracial adoption becomes more common, here’s what every parent should know Karen Valby is a writer who lives in Austin, Texas. She and her husband, who are white, have two adopted daughters, one Ethiopian and one African-… Continue reading TIME magazine article about transracial adoption. It has a lot of research as well as real-life stories.

Mariah

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I grew up with three sisters and incredibly loving and supportive parents who instilled in us the importance of family. While my life journey has not included marriage up to this point, I have so much love to share with a child and have been blessed with resources to support a family. My dream is to build my family through adoption.