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Choosing an Adoption Agency

Choosing an Adoption Agency If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, you will want to learn more about your options. There are a number of pregnancy resources for adoption, but how do you know where to start? Pregnancy clinics can offer some initial information about adoption but they aren’t always a good source to get all of your questions answered. You also have to [...] Read more

A Birthmother’s Struggle

A Birthmother’s Struggle If you are one of the thousands of women every year who choose to place your unborn baby for adoption, we know there are times after the adoption where you feel judged and mistreated. People may say hurtful things such as, “How could she give her baby up?” Often times, these words hurt, but it’s important to remember you are not giving up your baby. In fact, you are doing [...] Read more

Weighing in on Open or Closed Adoption when Making an Adoption Plan

Weighing in on Open or Closed Adoption when Making an Adoption Plan When making an adoption plan, one of the biggest components to factor in is whether or not to have a closed or open adoption. In recent years, open adoption has become more popular. An open adoption is one in which there is contact between the birth mother and adoptive parents during the pregnancy and oftentimes, after the baby [...] Read more

Prenatal Drug Exposure: Things to Consider if a Birthmother Uses

Prenatal Drug Exposure: Things to Consider if a Birthmother Uses Sometimes, adoptive parents are faced with the question of whether to consider a baby who has been subjected to alcohol and/or drugs in utero. It’s a tough decision and one that’s not to be taken lightly. The truth is the statistics show many birthmothers facing unplanned pregnancy have subjected the child in utero to some degree of [...] Read more

Things to NEVER say to a Birthmother or the Child who was Placed for Adoption

It’s a lifelong decision that is never easy to make. Placing a child for adoption is not about giving up a baby, nor putting up a baby. It’s about creating a future. Adoption changes a birthmother’s life forever, and it’s important that the adoptive family, her own family and everyone in between realize the impact of that choice and support the birthmother through their actions and words. [...] Read more

Post Adoption

Post adoption is a very important time for all parties involved in the adoption process. For the adoptive family, the final stage of the adoption, bringing home the baby, is incredibly amazing in so many ways! For many, it’s their first role as a parent. For others, the newly adopted child is joining siblings in their forever home. Either way, all of the preparation finally pays off. The child [...] Read more

Pregnancy & Planning

The pregnancy and planning phase of the adoption process is an exciting one! If both parties have chosen an option adoption, these months are often used for the birthmother and the family to get to know each other. An open adoption allows for communication between the two parties, while a closed adoption limits the contact. Whether you have selected an open or closed adoption, this special time [...] Read more

The Matching Process

We are continuing our Adoption Talk series this week by highlighting how the matching process works. This is a topic that both birthparents and adoptive families often have many questions and concerns about. How long does the matching process take? How does the matching process work? Can I choose the family my baby will be matched with? What if I don’t find a match for my baby? We will cover all [...] Read more

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