How An Open Adoption Can Expand Your Child’s Life

4 August 2015
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

If you are considering or in the process of adopting a child through an agency like A Child's Dream, you have to decide if you are willing to have an open adoption. In an open adoption, the birth parents are allowed to stay in touch with your child. You may send them yearly updates about their child, and they may send birthday cards and potentially visit with your child a few times a year. Read More 

3 Ways To Create A Cool And Cozy Winter Wedding

23 June 2015
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

Summer may be the most obvious choice for a wedding, but many brides are choosing to buck the trend and create an inviting, often less-expensive wedding outside the traditional season. Winter weddings, in particular, can be beautiful and full of wintry personality. Here are a few ways to embrace the cold season and plan a winter wedding everyone will remember. Dresses and Jackets Winter wedding dresses for both the bride and bridesmaids feature classic long-sleeved styles or an overlaid jacket or shrug. Read More 

2 Ways To Save Money On A Casket For A Funeral

27 April 2015
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

The average cost of a funeral today is between $7,000 to $10,000, and this is a huge chunk of change for many families. If you are planning a funeral and are looking for a way to reduce this amount, you may want to consider choosing one of these options for the casket you purchase for your loved one. Shop around According to the Federal Trade Commission, the average cost of a casket is just over $2,000; however, there are options in caskets that are much more than this too. Read More 

Foster Care to Adoption Vs. Private Adoption

4 March 2015
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

The adoption process is unique for every family seeking a child to add to their family. Some couples choose to work with the government, where they foster children first, while others choose to go the private adoption route. Both private and state adoptions take time, and it is important to understand the differences between the two. Foster Care May Lead to Adoption Children are placed in foster care under a Care and Protection Petition filed by the child protective services in their state. Read More 

Stress-Saving Steps To Take When Adopting A Child

29 January 2015
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

Adoption is a viable option for those who are not able to give birth to children. In order to understand and get through the adoption process, you can take these steps. Manage Your Finances Before doing anything, you need to prepare financially for your new child. Kids are expensive, and the average cost of raising a child is $245,000. First, see how much you and your spouse make yearly, and then subtract expenses like baby food, diapers, medical bills and clothing. Read More