Birth parents and adoptive parents have fears about open adoption. Most of the time, these fears come from believing myths about what open adoption is really like. Here are some of the most common concerns, and how to conquer them.
The Georgia story of the infant found in a plastic bag by the side of the road is heartbreaking — but offers the chance to educate about the options of Safe Haven and private domestic infant adoption for those women who feel they have no other choice.
Our culture’s understanding of adoption has improved dramatically from where it was a few decades ago. But we still have plenty of room for improvement. These are four myths people still believe about birth mothers.
Father’s day is a special time set aside to honor all of the amazing men in our lives who helped us grow into the people we were meant to be. Learn more about you can celebrate all types of fathers on this amazing day.
DNA tracking websites like Ancestry.com have fundamentally changed search and reunion for adoptees and birth parents. Are these changes good, bad, or somewhere in between?
Nothing can be quite as encouraging as a story from someone who has experienced the same thing you are experiencing right now. These birth mothers understand the struggles you are feeling, and they are here to tell you that it’s going to be worth it.
Not only can we show our appreciation to mothers who are a very present part of a child’s life, but also to the many women who have made selfless and courageous decisions to share in the role of motherhood by placing their child for adoption.
Open and semi-open adoption has become increasingly common as the benefits of such situations are made clear. Still, some prospective birth mothers would prefer a closed adoption. Here are some things to consider about this big decision.
I believe the most important thing you can say to a woman who is considering adoption is — you have a choice. You always have a choice and I will support you either way.
Your relationship with the adoptive family and your child will be a brand-new experience. Navigating this type of relationship might be difficult, so it’s a good idea to envision what you’d like it to include beforehand. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re thinking of your future relationship with your child.