Introducing our FREE video series- “Creating Your Adoption Roadmap.”

Author of 5 books, podcaster, parent trainer, husband and father.

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Over the past 13 years we've learned a lot about adoption. Along with adopting all 8 of our children, we've also walked with and counseled hundreds of adoptive couples. We've grown in more ways that we can begin to count. But it wasn't always this way. In the beginning we had more questions than answers!

Our application was submitted to the agency and we were on our way! Our excitement started to bubble over. When would our child arrive? When would we be able to hold our brand new baby in our arms? Should we start setting up a room? Should we tell our friends? Should we allow our church to throw us a baby shower? The agency said 3 months for a placement, tops. Should we circle the date on our calendar? What about us? How are we going to handle going from no kids to having a child? Would that be difficult? What should we expect?

Questions. Questions. And more questions.

The agency wasn’t too far off with their prediction. In a little less than 5 months, we brought our baby girl home. It was an exciting day. But it was also the day where our questions began to pile up, more so than they had before her arrival. With the exception of a few folks, who were adoptive parents, we really had no one to help us or answer our questions.

If you’re nodding your head right now…you’re not alone.

Widely Known, Often Misunderstood.

Adoption is unique. It’s also weird to the majority of the human population. In fact, it’s a widely known thing, (thanks to celebrity adoptions, and a few not-so-glamorizing headlines) but often misunderstood. Why in the world a person would raise a child who wasn’t biologically their’s escapes people’s understanding. Ask anyone on the street to tell you something about adoption and they will probably tell you something factual. The why, however, baffles them. Even your own family, or close friends, can’t figure out why you would choose adoption over the old-fashioned way of child-reering.

And that can make the journey extremely lonely. It can leave you questioning why you would do this? It can cause you to ask yourself if this is even worth it! It can slowly chip away at your confidence, like a chisel on bedrock, until you’ve reconsidered, decided the questions are too much, and you’ve made a mistake!

Where Do You Begin?

If you have questions and it seems like there really are no answers, or very few, we want you to know a very important truth- we understand. We’ve been there. When we first began the adoption journey we were lost. Even through the excitement, and all of the homework and study we did on the process, we had more questions than answers. It can be overwhelming and daunting. Heck, I’d even say defeating.

But what if there were a way to have many of your questions answered? Have you ever wondered that? How different would your journey be? What if you could transform your entire experience before you took the first step? We believe you can.

We’re so excited to release the first of 4 videos in a FREE series called “Creating Your Adoption Roadmap,” today. In this series we are going to walk you through some crucial first steps you must take when you are first beginning, or continuing, your adoption journey. We know how overwhelming this can be. But we also know how rewarding and exciting the journey is when you walk into it as prepared as possible.

You will never find all the answers to all of your questions. It’s a reality. And you can plan on several curve balls or twists and turns. But, there is help and you are not alone. If you’re ready to find the help you need, click the yellow button below and learn how to create your adoption roadmap today.

What are your top 2 biggest questions when it comes to the Adoption journey?


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Mike and Kristin Berry are the Co-Founders of The Honestly Adoption Company and have been parents for nearly two decades. They are the authors of six books, and the host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is the executive assistant to Mike and Kristin Berry. And she is the best in the land. In addition to providing a warm and friendly response to the many emails our company receives on a weekly basis, she also manages Mike and Kristin’s speaking and meeting schedules, and makes sure that team events go off without a hitch.

Nicole Goerges

Nicole Goerges is a Content Contributor & Special Consultant for The Honestly Adoption Company. She works with Mike and Kristin as a recurring co-host for the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and co-host of Kitchen Table Talks, exclusive video content for Oasis Community, along with Kristin. She is a fellow adoptive mom, and former foster parent.

Matt McCarrick

Matt McCarrick is the Content Production Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. If you’ve loved listening to our podcast, or enjoyed any of the videos trainings we’ve published, you have Matt to thank. He oversees all of our content production, from video edits, to making sure the tags are correct on YouTube, to uploading new videos to Oasis, to hitting publish on a podcast episode, he’s a content wonder!

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson is the Community Engagement Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends the bulk of her time interacting with, and helping, people through our various social media channels, as well as providing support for Oasis Community members through chat support or Zoom calls. In the same spirit as Beaver, Karen is also passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and supported. Karen is also an FASD trainer and travels often, equipping and encouraging parents.

Beaver Trumble

Beaver Trumble is the Customer Care Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. Chances are, if you have been in need of technical support, or forgotten your password to one of our courses, you have interacted with Beaver. He is an absolute pro at customer care. In fact, he single-handedly revolutionized our customer care department last year. Beaver is passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and encouraged.

Kristin Berry

Kristin Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Content Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends most of her time researching and connecting with guests for our podcast, as well as direction, designing and publishing a lot of the content for our social media channels, blog and podcast. She loves to connect with fellow parents around the world, and share the message of hope with them.

Mike Berry

Mike Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Marketing Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. He spends the bulk of his time and energy designing and building many of the resources you see within our company, as well as social media and email campaigns. His goal is to use media as a means to encourage and equip parents around the world. He is also the co-host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.