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Hello! My name is Tim Elder and I am an adoptive daddy. My wife and I have adopted two newborns – a little girl in 2007 and a little boy in 2012.

Read about our first adoption story and second adoption story. You can listen to my story too! On episode 12 of the Infant Adoption Guide Podcast, I share all about what we went through to adoption our first two children.

Also, check out my article “How I Became a Daddy” over at Momatlast.com.

InfantAdoptionGuide.com is focused on domestic infant adoption and my mission is to help you:

  • Adopt faster.
  • Adopt with less cost.
  • Adopt with less risk.

I write about adoption resources, inspiring stories, product reviews, agency reviews, and practical how-to information.

My goal is to create helpful, inspirational, relevant content that will guide you on your domestic adoption journey. If you are ready to adopt – or even just thinking about adopting – if you have been waiting to build your family and be a mommy or daddy—then this is the place for you.  


If you are new to my site, start by checking out these popular posts:

Adoption Agencies

3 Domestic Adoption Agencies With Little Upfront Costs

4 Domestic Adoption Agencies With Sliding Scale Fees

Domestic adoption agency reviews: 4 agencies that work with families from anywhere in the U.S.


Things I Wish All Adoptive Parents Knew (from a Birthmother’s Point of View)

10 simple birthmother gift ideas

My top 5 birthmother blogs

Adoption Stories

A Domestic Adoption Story

An update of our second adoption story (our newest addition is here!)

Domestic adoption stories to inspire you

Adoption Tips

6 things we would have done differently on our first adoption

10 domestic adoption travel tips

7 things to do while you wait

You can also check The Infant Adoption Guide Archives for a list of every post I have written or use the search function in the sidebar to find other posts that might be of interest.

More About Me…

My wife and I dealt with infertility for many years in our long journey to start a family. I’ll never forget what it’s like to have an empty home when you don’t want one. After we decided to adopt, we knew pretty quickly that we wanted to adopt a newborn so we chose domestic infant adoption.

Like many adoptive couples, we started out totally overwhelmed with all of the adoption information that is out there.

After much research, we found Lifetime Adoption Center, who has helped us on both adoptions and they have been great!   

Now that we’ve been blessed with two very successful adoptions – I want to HELP YOU.  

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You’ll also get 25 Tips To Survive The Adoption Wait. Just enter your name and email address below and I’ll give you the link. What do you want to know about domestic infant adoption?  What do you want to learn about?   I’d love to hear from you – I respond to every email. [email protected]. Thanks! God bless. Tim in Handwriting  

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