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Adoption Options: Is Local Better?

Adoption Options: Is Local Better? If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering your adoption options, you may ask yourself “Is it better to choose an adoption agency near me?”  In many cases, local IS better.  “Shopping local” and supporting local businesses is a great way to support your community.  When choosing an adoption agency to work with, however, location is not the most important factor to consider.  An agency can be located all the way across the country and still be the best fit for you and your baby based on the care and services that they provide.  []

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Calling All Young Aspiring Artists!

We are looking for the cover drawing for A Baby Step Adoption’s 2016 Holiday Card! Enter our Holiday Art Contest between December 5 and December 20, 2016 for a chance to win!  The winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card, perfect for holiday shopping, and will be featured on the front of this year’s A Baby Step holiday card. You’ll also get a cameo on our website – www.ababystepadoption.com.    Official Rules Enter Contest

Pregnant? Scared? One of our Birthmothers Shares her Experience with Adoption

Pregnant? Scared? One of our Birthmothers Shares her Experience with Adoption  Facing an unplanned pregnancy is extremely stressful for a young woman. You are probably feeling scared and overwhelmed, not sure what to do next. Although many people in your life probably have an opinion on what you should do, you likely feel alone. You may be torn between keeping the baby, giving your baby a home through adoption or even having an abortion. You have options, but you’re not sure how to decide what to do. You should know adoption is a viable choice and one that is worth []

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5 Things You Must Do BEFORE Placement

5 Things You Must Do BEFORE Placement We get it. Once you have decided to adopt a child, it is natural to want to speed up the adoption process. Every adoptive family wants to feel their baby in the arms as soon as possible, and luckily with A Baby Step Adoption, there typically isn’t a long wait to become a parent. Our average time until match is under six months. That being said, there are steps you must complete prior to placement, which we have laid out below so you know exactly what each of them entails. We can help []

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Birthmother Benefits

Birthmother Benefits For a birthmother considering adoption, it is crucial to have support during and after the pregnancy. There are things you should know and expect when it comes to placing your child for adoption. It is your child, your choice, and ultimately, your decision to choose adoption. Here are some of your birthmother benefits and expenses you should know about if you’re a birthmother considering adoption. Birthmother Options As a birthmother placing your child for adoption, you are ultimately in charge of the adoption plan. By making choices that feel right to you, you can make a difficult situation []

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Resources for Birthparents

Resources for Birthparents Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and trying to decide if giving up your baby for adoption is the right choice for you or you are post placement in need of some assistance, it can be helpful to know what local resources you can count on to assist you. Over the years, we have referred our birthmothers to many of these wonderful local organizations. We thought it would be helpful to have them all in one place for easy access should you find yourself in need! As always, you can call us with any questions at []

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Adoption Book Library

Adoption Book Library When deciding if adoption or surrogacy is the right choice for you, it’s natural to want to read and research everything you can about the topics. We have taken some time to compile a selection of books that we hope you find useful as you go on your path to parenthood. We’ve broken them down by general books about adoption and surrogacy to picture books you can share with siblings of the adopted child and even books specific to single parent adoptions and same sex couples. We have included links to directly purchase the books on Amazon.  []

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Things to Consider When Choosing an Adoption Agency

Things to Consider When Choosing an Adoption Agency When you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and you’ve decided adoption is the right choice for you, it’s important to consider all of your adoption agency options. Not all adoption agencies are alike, so you’ll want to choose carefully. The agency you choose should help you through the entire adoption process from start to post adoption support. Above all else, remember you are not giving up your baby, you are making an adoption plan. Here are some important things to consider when choosing an agency to place your baby. Does the agency have []

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Same-sex parenting and LGBTQ Families

Same-sex parenting and LGBTQ Families Ever wonder if you should place your baby for adoption by a gay couple versus a heterosexual couple? There are many couples excited and eager to adopt, so how do you choose the right family? Adoption agencies for same sex couples work hard to ensure they receive the exact same treatment as a heterosexual couple. Adoption agencies for same sex couples and LGBTQ families have had just as wonderful results.  Generally speaking, same-sex couples are motivated and committed to the entire adoption process and are very accepting of open adoptions. Children that have been adopted []

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National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week With infertility awareness week on the horizon, and since often times, infertility leads to making an adoption plan, we thought we’d lay out some of the facts. National Infertility Awareness Week is a movement that began in 1989 with the goal of raising awareness about infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. When faced with infertility, often times couples begin to discuss an adoption plan or decide if surrogacy is []

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