You’ve decided on adoption, and you are ready to hold your baby in your arms. The first step is to choose an agency that is right for you. Making this decision can feel overwhelming.
Having a closed adoption or an open adoption is a decision you need to make as a potential adoptee. Both options can work well and I’ll tell you why.
Gift giving is something that I love to do! It is fun and brings me so much joy! This week, I am excited to be talking about gifts to give a birth mom while in the hospital.
For some children, their adoption history may contain sensitive information that may be upsetting, like abuse or abandonment. Many adoptive parents wonder when they should tell their child about information like this. Is it better to wait until they’re 18 years old? Or should you tell them as soon as possible?
As an adopting parent, sharing adoption information with your child may be plaguing your mind with worry. How much should you tell them? Is it better to let them know they are adopted? Or should you wait until “the right moment” to tell them so they can be better prepared mentally and emotionally?
Drug exposure can be an uncomfortable topic. The reality is that some moms are taking drugs while they are pregnant and making an adoption plan. When looking at adoption infant programs, you will have more adoption situations available to you if you are open to adopting a baby who has been exposed to drugs in utero.
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Adoption is a journey, but it results in a special bond between adoptive parents and their child. The poem below was written by an adoptee to her mother. Spend a few moments reading through the poem below and it will be sure to warm your heart. Thread of Love...
Adoption Language is important to know in the process of adoption but can be confusing. In full transparency, like many others, when I started the adoption journey, I did not know the proper language to use. Even today, it can still be a struggle to know and use all the correct language, and that’s okay! It doesn’t mean that you intend to harm and there is always space to learn and grow.
Have you ever wondered how you should prepare for a domestic adoption? Read on for answers to common questions about domestic adoptions.
Placing a baby into adoption is not an easy decision. Here is how we can give birth parents the support they need during every stage of the adoption process.
Thousands of families go through this process a year and many of them start out right where you are – nervous, scared, and unsure about the entire procedure. Of course, those are all natural and normal feelings to have when it comes to the adoptive home study process. If that is where you are today, then this video will walk you through the process and hopefully calm any anxious nerves!
A fast adoption can be an overwhelming process because it happens so fast – often within 48 hours. It’s important to be prepared and maintain flexibility in case last minute changes occur. With the right research and education, you can be equipped to handle any adoption!