Adoption Talk Blog

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more

The Adoption Process Step by Step: The Home Study

The Adoption Process Step by Step: The Home Study In our Adoption Talk series, ‘The Adoption Process Step by Step,’ this time we explore the home study process. Although the home study process may seem intrusive, it is an integral part of the process to adopt a baby and will help you make sure adopting a baby is right for you and your family. It [...] Read more

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