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We're Jess and Paul, a married couple in our late-30s/early-40s from New York City, about to embark on the biggest adventure of our lives: adopting a baby! Join us as we document the process from the beginning—the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Keep the conversation going! Email us questions and comments, and share stories of your own at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.
 
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Many people come to adoption after dealing with infertility. It is easy to feel broken and hopeless as you read another negative pregnancy test. We may be even wondering if God is ignoring our desires to be a mom or dad. Our guest on the show today is Leann Hale, a mom of 2 through […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed at trying to figure out just how and where to start your journey to adopt a baby, you are certainly not alone. I’ve been in your shoes and many others have too. My wife and I adopted our three kids as newborns. We are extremely blessed, but it […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
As an adoptee who met his birthmom at the age of 30, and now as a Dad of 5 kids (1 adopted, 4 biological), Clay Steves has a very unique and personal story. After emerging from his rebellious college season, Clay lived the typical life expected by him and his family’s standards. At the age […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
As friends for over 20 years, Valerie Harrison and Katie D’Angelo have had lots of conversations about race and racism. Katie is white. Val is black. When Katie and her husband adopted their biracial son Gabriel, the conversations grew. Through excellent research and some friendly back and forth sharing of stories, Katie and Val wrote […]…
 
Adoption is full of waiting. Laci Richter knows from experience what it is like to wait. She is a Mom to two daughters by infant adoption, a speaker and author of the new book, Refuel Your Wait: Find Hope and Overcome Fear While Adopting. Laci speaks to the hearts of waiting adoptive parents as she […]…
 
If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed at trying to figure out just how and where to start your journey to adopt a baby, you are certainly not alone. It is hard to know how to start, what to do first or where to find answers. There is help and I have some for you […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Starting the infant adoption journey on the ‘same page’ as your spouse can be challenging. Then, as you go through the process to adopt, you may see how the ups and downs can affect your marriage. Kimberly Holmes is a marriage expert and she’s here to talk about how to strengthen your marriage before, during, […]…
 
The high cost of infant adoption can keep people from starting the process of building a family. It doesn’t have to be this way. Thousands of people (just like you) adopt EVERY YEAR, despite the high cost. There are many ways to fund your adoption. Today, we will give you 6 Creative Ways To Fund […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Stories are a great way to get inspiration & hope. They can help you gain insight into how adoption works and you can learn how other people navigate the journey. I love adoption stories because each one is unique and offers a different perspective. The infant adoption story in this episode is told by Brittney […]…
 
One of the first things to consider when starting your journey is choosing an adoption agency. It is one of the biggest decisions a hopeful adoptive parent will make and it is also one of the most difficult ones. The choices can be overwhelming with thousands of agencies to choose from and each agency operating […]…
 
Matching with your future child’s birth parents is a Big. Deal. It doesn’t matter which agency, attorney, or other adoption professional you work with, putting a great adoption profile online can help make the match happen faster. A lot of hopeful adoptive parents only do what is required by their agency or attorney when it […]…
 
Infant adoption doesn’t end when a child is placed with you – it begins. It can be difficult to see and understand what your child (and you) may face as they grow. As parents, we should do our best to prepare and it can start with hearing from an adoptee who has lived through the […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
As with any major life change, it is important to do your best to prepare for what is to come. With adoption, it can be hard to know what to prepare for and how to best prepare for the unknown. My North Star is always my children. Whenever you are making a decision on your […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Adoption can feel like an overwhelming roller coaster ride, making it difficult to find the joy and happiness as you travel on the adventure to adopt a little one. Simone Knego is no stranger to adoption and all the challenges that come along with it. In her brand new book “The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You”, she […]…
 
Even though it feels like a lot in the world has been put on hold in the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the truth is babies are still being born. Adoptions are still happening by the thousands. Yes, the pandemic can at times increase the emotional roller coaster that is the infant […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
For most of us hopeful adoptive parents, at least in the beginning stages of our journey we can get hung up on the term ‘open adoption’. It can freak us out. It can hold us back. Open adoption is relatively new to infant adoption in the U.S. as it has only been around for the […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Where are you in the journey to adopt? Have you felt nervous, scared or overwhelmed? You are certainly not alone. I’ve been in your shoes. It can feel so overwhelming when you are just starting the infant adoption journey. It is hard to know how to start, what to do first or where to find […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Every year, around 1.6 million babies are born to teens in the U.S. and almost all of these teens do not even know that adoption is an option for them. Of these 1.6 million babies, only 18,000 are placed for adoption every year. UnplannedGood.org was founded by Terri Marcroft to promote adoption as a viable, […]…
 
As you heard in Part 2 of this extraordinary adoption story, we can learn from others and get inspired as we find hope for our own adoption adventure. April and Noah Fallon are back as they continue to share their story of adopting 4 times after going through the process 7 times. It really is […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Adoption stories are a very powerful way for us to learn from others. We can get inspired, find hope and connection for our own adoption adventure. Every adoption is a bit different and so there are thousands of unique adoption stories. This one is extraordinary and unforgettable. April and Noah Fallon were on the same […]…
 
Have you ever thought how your child (or your future child) will process their adoption story? It is something that all adoptive parents (or hopeful adoptive parents) should think about. As an adoptee and a mom of 6 through birth and adoption, Melissa Corkum shares her adoption story along with advice and resources to help […]…
 
Have you ever thought – I am too old to adopt? If you have, you are not alone. As a blogger and mom of 3 kids through birth and adoption, Jill Robbins talks about her adoption story, why adoption baby showers are important and what it’s like to be the oldest mom with the youngest […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Oh wow – this is a special episode – something we’ve never done before on the Infant Adoption Guide Podcast. My amazing and beautiful guest on the show is my oldest daughter Arianna. I’ve thought about doing this episode for some time now as I get a lot of you asking to hear from adoptees […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Post adoption support. Can you define it? Do you know why it is so important for you and your family? Do you know where to get support for your adopted child as they grow? Adoption doesn’t end when a baby is placed with you. Adoptees need to know they are adopted and they need positive […]על ידי Tim Elder
 
Can you imagine a world where finances are no longer an obstacle for anyone wanting to adopt in the U.S.? This is the mission of BothHands.org, a non-profit organization that helps fund your adoption AND helps serve a widow. This could be the most irresistible non-profit organization in the world, right? “Almost ten years ago, […]…
 
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