Private Adoption

So after we started the adoption process with St. Mary’s Services… a friend came to visit me and asked me if I would be interested in adopting a child whom they knew about. In order to protect the identity of all, I will be refraining from listing the child’s sex, age, name (we’ll call the […]

How To Adopt

A quick and simple list of how to start an adoption goes something like this. Research and locate an agency… I would recommend visiting several before deciding, they will play a large role in the whole process. Feel free to ask for recommendations or check for reviews online. Visit the agency for an interview or […]

Crappy things people say…

So what do you say to someone has just told you that they are adopting?  Well as in most difficult situations, we tend to say stupid things.  We may not even realize they are stupid, until later, or when someone tells us.  I know I am guilty.  But after this experience I now know all […]


So now that we wrapped our minds around the fact that we will not have biological children, we needed to do some research and found the best way is to just visit a few adoption agencies.  We checked out two of them… The Cradle, and St. Mary’s Services, both located in the Chicago area.  The […]