Adoption

Our Favorite Bottles For Preemies
What brand of bottle did your preemie use? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Levon was born at 30 weeks, before his body knew how to suck, swallow, and breath. He received donated breast milk thru a feeding tube in his nose before transitioning to…
Meeting My Brother’s Birth Mom
Mom was crying before we even got out of the car. She told me she was scared. “What do you say to someone who has given you such a tremendous gift?” She worried that his birth mother would feel let…
Our Favorite Diapers For Preemies
Levon's First Diaper. What brand of diaper did your preemie wear? Levon was born weighing 2 pounds, 7 ounces, and came home from the hospital weighing less than 4 pounds. In the NICU, he wore Pampers made for micro-preemies, and…
Before Chrissy Teigen, There Was Me
Over the summer, Teigen tweeted her struggle to find clothes to fit her newborn preemie son, Miles. "Nothing fits my teenie premie. Not enough stuff out there! I gotta learn to sew. Miles is tired of your body shaming, society!"…
The One Thing You Should Never Say In Your Adoption Profile
During our adoption process, our case worker shared this important piece of advice about writing profiles: If you write about your pets, be sure you refer to them as "rescued," not "adopted." I was absolutely guilty of calling our dog…
How Designer Rebecca Minkoff Saved My Preemie’s Life
At ten months old, my son stopped growing. By age two, he had fallen off the growth chart completely and was diagnosed with failure to thrive – stunted growth resulting from inadequate nutrition. Failure to thrive is a complex diagnosis,…
How to Write an Adoption Profile: According to a Birth Family
The best advice I received when creating our profile was to be authentic. Birth families connect with adoptive parents who share their passions, quirks, and even physical attributes. In our case, it was a mutual love of Steve Martin that…
Levon’s Adoption Story
Levon was born on October 24, 2014, weighing just 2 pounds, 7 ounces. He spent 28 days in the NICU and came home from the hospital weighing less than four pounds. We became Levon’s legal parents the day he was…