Expecting the Unexpected

“Expect the unexpected and prepare, prepare, prepare!” This was advice I had read time and time again. Advice that I had listened to as we prepared to meet our daughter for the first time. I read all the suggested books, took the online trainings, and surrounded myself with the adoption community. I felt more than…

What’s the Deal with USCIS?

USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services It sounded official enough to make ME feel intimidated! Or at least feel like there was a lot more paperwork coming my way! But in reality, it is just one more step that gets you closer to your new son or daughter. Upon completion of your home study,…

Adoptive Parent Toolkit

Welcome to the Red Thread Advocates’ Adoptive Parent Toolkit. We are so excited to be here with you sharing what we know about the adoption process of waiting children from China. In case you haven’t had a chance to visit the rest of the site, we invite you to take a look. When you do,…