When birth and adoptive parents communicate through open adoption, it can be a great benefit for their lifelong relationship and emotional well-being. Open adoption is also important for adoptees — knowing their biological parents and maybe even biological siblings. Most kids are happier …
Ultrasounds can be complicated experiences when you’re considering placing a child for adoption. While every woman’s response will be different, here are a few emotions you might expect to feel during this doctor’s appointment.
In all my research on the different routes taken by women in my situation, I knew many considered having a member of the family raise their child. In some ways, it made perfect sense; it was very tempting.
It’s easy to find basic information about adoption — but there’s a lot that goes unsaid, too. Here, find the 10 important things that people may never tell you about adoption — but that you need to know.
No matter what your relationship is to adoption, there’s something we can all learn from one of the most important members of the triad: birth parents.
If you’re considering placing your baby for adoption, you’re likely afraid of the intense emotions that you’ll experience after placement. Grieving a loss is normal, but you might be surprised at some of these common feelings birth mothers have after placement.
Making an adoption plan can be tough. But, as you’re trying to do what’s best for your baby, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too.
If you’re ready to start looking for the perfect adoptive family, check out three things that will make your search a little easier.
Writing a letter to your child after placement is equal parts cathartic and terrifying. Finding the right words to express how you’re feeling can be daunting. If you’re unsure of how to convey how much your child means to you, learn more here.
The holiday season can be a tough time for anyone, but when you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and making an adoption plan for your baby, it can be extra emotional. Here’s how to stay positive and cope.