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Being a Birthmother Around the Holidays

As a woman who chose adoption for her baby, the holidays can be difficult. Besides the obvious lack of a child to celebrate the season with, it’s hard to feel festive and fun when you aren’t the person who is with your child for the festive moments. The holidays can be a time where you really feel the emotions of choosing adoption for your baby.  We are here to let you know it’s ok to be sad and recognize the loss. Addressing the issue head on will help you move forward.  Here are some tips to help you navigate the season: []

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Real ID – Important Information for Interstate Adoption Travel

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR CLIENTS: We have important information regarding the identification card you will need for air travel between states.  If you are considering flying for an interstate adoption, please read this information carefully, and contact us with any questions. If you live outside PA, please checkhttps://www.dhs.gov/real-idto see if your state’s current ID card allows for interstate air travel or if you will need to upgrade your ID. Pennsylvania Residents:  Starting October 2020, Pennsylvania residents will need a “REAL ID-compliant” driver’s license or a federally issued ID such as a passport to fly between states.  PennDOT will begin issuing the []

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Who Are Birth Mothers in Adoption?

Who Are Birth Mothers in Adoption? Our latest blog comes from our friends at Creating a Family and addresses the women and men who allow adoption to be possible, the birth mothers and birth fathers. The adoption process begins with them. Included here is an incredibly poignant story from a birth mother which allows some perspective into her decision to make an adoption plan.  The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent–birth mothers and birth fathers who made the decision to place their child for adoption. (“Adoption Triad” is adoptionese for the group of people []

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Mother’s Day Isn’t Always A Celebration

Today’s blog post comes from our friends at Creating a Family, the online infertility and adoption education nonprofit and addresses how not every woman is gloriously happy on Mother’s Day. Throughout our journey here at A Baby Step Adoption of helping all types of people on their path to parenthood, we have seen first hand the sadness of infertility faced by a couple. We also have worked with countless birthmothers who struggle with their decision to choose adoption versus abortion or adoption over the choice to parent themselves. There are so many instances where women feel loss on Mother’s Day. For these women, []

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My #1 Pet Peeve in Infertility and Adoption – From Creating a Family

Our latest blog post comes from Dawn Davenport from our partner resource, Creating a Family and addresses the sometimes irritating comments made by others when a couple is facing infertility. What’s already a frustrating process can be escalated when you have people inserting their two cents, even though their heart may be in the right place. No real answer here. Just sometimes nice to know you’re not alone!  My #1 Pet Peeve in Infertility and Adoption – From Creating a Family Does unwelcomed and uneducated advice in your infertility struggle drive you absolutely up the wall?? Imagine this scenario: You’ve been []

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The Adoption Preparation Checklist

Our latest blog entry comes from the site, Considering Adoption, which offers many helpful tidbits and articles about the adoption process. This helpful article offers an adoption checklist to make sure you are prepared for adoption.  The Adoption Preparation Checklist Adopting a child is a major life change, and as such, there’s a lot of preparation that comes with it. If you are just now beginning to think about growing your family through adoption, the following is an adoption preparation checklist that should help you understand what you’ll need to complete beforehand. Fully grieve infertility. Many families come to the adoption []

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Who are Birthmothers in Adoption?

Our first blog post of 2018 comes from our friends at Creating a Family who explore the unsung hero(es) of the adoption process, the birthparents. It’s so important as an adoptive family to honor these men and women who choose to place their baby for adoption.  Here is the article:  The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent–birth mothers and birth fathers who made the decision to place their child for adoption. (“Adoption Triad” is adoptionese for the group of people connected through adoption—the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents).  Let me stop for []

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Being a Birthmother Around the Holidays

Being a Birthmother Around the Holidays As a birthmother, we know the holiday season can be difficult. We see images of smiling families celebrating the holidays everywhere, and it’s tough to visualize the baby you placed for adoption with another family.  The good news is you can (and will) get through this time and thrive.  Here are some tips for being a birthmother during the holiday season: 1. Embrace the Emotions You may feel like you gave up your baby for adoption, but it’s important to realize you gave your baby a gift of being with a family who  can take care of them. You may []

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New Adoption Ad Airs in Berks County

A Baby Step Adoption has made it to the small screen! With the help of Bozeken Productions, our new ad is running on MTV, BET, E! and other channels throughout Berks County.  We are so excited that our message of hope for women facing unplanned pregnancy is reaching our friends throughout Berks County. More than anything, we hope women understand adoption is not about giving up, it’s about making a plan for you and your baby.  Click here to see the commercial!

Moving on From a Failed Adoption

It’s heartbreaking, but there are times when an adoption match doesn’t come to fruition. Our latest blog post comes from Adoptive Families and tells the story of a mother’s journey of a failed adoption.   “A Lesson from Loss” A heartbreaking failed match with an expectant mother helped me see that I was truly at peace with having my sons through adoption rather than giving birth. It was an ominous forecast. On any other day we wouldn’t have thought about getting in the car, let alone taking it for a ride on the highway. But this was the day I was due []

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