To be honest, I never wanted to be a single parent. After watching my mom try to work and raise a family, and being part of a family that often seemed to suffer because of work, I never wanted to raise kids by myself.
I spent part of the morning worrying about my bathmat. Actually my lack of a bathmat. I’d spilled something on it some weeks ago and couldn’t get it clean so I’d thrown it away. I’d been using a towel as a mat ever since. What would the social worker doing my home study think of that?
I submitted my application to adopt a child from Russia on or about December 29, 2004. I spent much of the next year engaged in the paper chase, trying to get documents signed, notarized, and submitted before the Russian government could changes the rules.
It took me over a year to decide to become a single mom. Once the year was over, the biggest concern for me was the financial aspect. I considered the cost of becoming a mother, being a mother, having a sick child.
There are two complete "Choosing Single Motherhood" radio shows that opened up the adoption conversation, now available on our Choice Chat podcast.
It is hard for singles to find proactive friends in the adoption world. This list will help you find the right ones. We don’t recommend anyone as Choice Mom-friendly unless they are also open to the LGBT community.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a great resource for information about foster care adoption. Here are some of the numbers they offered in National Adoption Month (November 2010) about the kids waiting in foster care for adoptive homes.
There are a lot of things to misunderstand about adoption. Test your knowledge here.
It’s National Adoption Month. To celebrate I’m sharing adoption stories from Choice Moms, starting with Dannie who adopted from the foster care system.
We hear so much about the agonizing two week-wait process for women trying to conceive. But what about the agonizing wait to hear whether you’ve successfully passed all the steps involved in an adoption?