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About Bridgette Bradley

Bridgette, a child advocate, active volunteer, CASA, Panel Review Member and founder of Adoption Discovery.

WHY ALL THE WAITING?

How To Adopt There are 80 million people considering adoption in the U.S. Over 100,000 children are available to be adopted just in the U.S. and that’s not including the larger population of 140 million children waiting to be adopted worldwide, why all the waiting? 100,000 + Children waiting Do the math. There are plenty [...]

What Kind of Parent?

What kind of parent are you? What kind of parent do you want to be? Do you want to dig deeper and find out a little more about yourself? This is the beginning of next-level parenting. Let's begin with who you are wired up to be already.  Question: What is your love language? Learning your [...]

How Many Were Adopted?

Do you feel as if you are the only one thinking about adoption? Did you know that 80 million people consider adoption but less than 1% do it? When I heard that statistic I nearly crapped my pants (sorry mom, she hates that word) but it’s true. Why would so many people change their minds [...]

The History of Adoption Discovery

Where did Adoption Discovery come from and what do we do?

Coronavirus and how it’s affecting adoption, some good news!

Home study covid-19 style? A recent interview with Laurie Goldheim Bridgette: Can you tell me how is the coronavirus affecting the adoption home study right now? If I'm a family in process or if I'm about to begin my home study what is going on? Laurie: Families are not necessarily putting their adoption plans on [...]

Nine Months Or Less To Adopt A Child, Really?

How long does it take to Adopt? Adoption can take nine months or less or the process can be dragged on until you think you don’t even want to do it anymore. Adoption can happen in a flash or it can take forever. On average adoption is reported to take anywhere from 3 months to [...]

Adoption Family Traditions; Simple Holidays for Complicated People

December should be a time of peace and joy. We're all busier than we want to be, less focused than we need to be -- about what matters. Christmas and New Year's, the holidays should be a time to realign ourselves and dig deep to our core beliefs. What do we need? Who are we? [...]

A Different Kind Of Adoption Gratitude

  "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward Have you ever thought to contact your adoption professional and thank them for what they did right? Have you ever thought about getting to know the birth parents of your adopted child and thanking them for [...]

Why Am I So Afraid Of Open Adoption?

What is real the difference between open and closed adoptions? Tell the world, tell no one. There are as many interpretations of open and closed adoptions as those who choose them. I am going to give you two extreme examples and a with a few options in between.  The main thing you need to realize [...]

Scared The Birth Parents Will Change Their Mind?

Birth mother adoption requires a waiting period for the biological parents to reconsider their adoption plan. There are ways to reduce this revocation of consent probability if you ask the right questions before the birth. This is a different kind of “reclaim the child” scenario than we discussed in the last post and there are [...]