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  1. In an open adoption, as the name suggests, everyone’s identities are known, and all parties are open to communication, but that process raises a lot of questions. We answer a few of the most common questions below.

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  2. It is important to remind yourself and your partner that it is completely normal – and healthy – to feel blindsided with a range of conflicting feelings after a failed adoption. Those who have gone through this know that while it may seem devastating now, you can and will be able to move forward. Trust in yourself, the support of your partner, and time. To further help you during this period, keep these tips in mind.

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  3. There are many false and often harmful myths surrounding the idea of adoption by LGBT parents. These myths are damaging and unfair to both the parents wanting to adopt and the children who could benefit from being adopted and having a family. Below, we clear up some of those myths.

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  4. Support for LGBT couples adopting children has steadily been increasing throughout the years, and equal rights activists have worked hard to make that possible. While there are certainly still more hurdles to overcome, everyday more and more LGBT couples are adopting to grow their families. If you and your partner are looking into adopting, here are some facts that may interest you as you research what you need to do in order to grow your family.

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  5. No matter how excited your child may be about getting a new sibling, that doesn't change an important factor: adding a child to the household is a big, big change, and sometimes young children need some help processing that. It's more than just an extra person to get to know, it's also acknowledging that they don't have sole ownership of your attention anymore, and trying to figure out how they fit into the new family dynamic. Here are some tips on how to help make that adjustment a little easier for them.

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