Adoption is an important topic at Fort Worth Moms. Whether you’ve adopted or are considering adoption, or perhaps you’re interested in fostering, there are many questions to answer. Several of our writers and guest writers have experience and personal advice to share that will be useful in your parenting journey.

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In 2013, Tarrant County reported 5,689 confirmed cases of child abuse, making our home county the No. 3 spot in the state (based on population) for child abuse.  Horrifying, right? While we are appalled and broken-hearted, maybe even remembering our own...
Fort Worth Moms Blog contributors, Emily Y and Emma, created their families through adoption. In this post, they share insight into how they speak about and present their children's birth mothers, not only to their immediate families, but also...
Since 1918, Hope Cottage has been building strong families through education, counseling, and adoption services, making the agency Dallas’ oldest nonprofit, secular adoption agency and one of United Way Metro Dallas’ original seven partner agencies. Hope Cottage sprang from the...

Our Adoption Story

The Mister and I had only been dating a few months when a medical test revealed that birth children were not possible for us. (How's that for jumping right into the story?) I cried for two days. Not only was this...
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how to support your friend or family member in her adoption journey. In this second installment of "So Your Friend's Adopting," I'm presenting tips for celebrating your friend and her new...
When I attended our first adoption education seminar, which is an informational workshop for all perspective adoptive parents, hosted by our adoption agency, I completed a worksheet that asked the question: Have you ever experienced racism? In fact, there...

The Cost of Adoption

It's no secret that adoption costs are a necessary reality and often a significant amount. In doing a bit of research for this post, I polled several friends who've created their families via adoption. These gals make up nearly...

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