Birth parents are often under-served in the adoption process, and while there are many studies and services dedicated to adoptees, there are not that many dedicated to birthparents and their hardships after adoption. And while you might notice more recognition of the fact that placing a child can be one of the most emotional life events for a woman, this has not yet lead to a very comprehensive development of post-placement supports and services. It is important to take care of yourself after adoption, so here is a short guide on how to give yourself adequate self-care in the time following placement. Continue reading
The internet has created so many different ways to connect. It has provided adoptive families going through the adoption process many different avenues to be connected with a birthmother. If you’re a birthmother and you want to find the best family for your child, here are some tips on using the internet to find the right match for you. Continue reading
The emotion of labor can cause behaviors that aren’t always rational. This means that you might get the urge to change some things and not stick to the birth plan. If you want to prepare yourself for the experience here is a short guide on how to do exactly that. Continue reading
Pregnancy can be a difficult and stressful time. It is important for women to seek help during this 9 month period. Even for the most fiercely independent woman, it can be hard to go through every stage of pregnancy alone. It is important to have someone to go through the experience with, even if just for emotional support. Here are just some of the many methods that can be used to enlist help during pregnancy.
Nobody chooses adoption for the joy of having to chase paperwork, nor for the excitement of giving their whole lives up for inspection by strangers. We do it because it’s our only or best way to start a family. This is why it’s so rewarding to get to sign the papers for finalization. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as scribbling your name on a couple of pieces of paper. There are things you should do to prepare for the day! Continue reading
If you’re pregnant, you have a very big choice to make when it comes to your delivery. How will you do it? Will you be using an epidural or going through with it drug-free? Before you make any final decisions, it is best to be informed about both choices, since there are actually a lot of things you might not know about them. Here are the pros and cons of natural birth and epidural-assisted birth.
Talking about adoption with your child is something every adoptive parent has to do, and something most of them dread doing. It can seem like having that talk is a burden which can cause you to be nervous or make the child feel unwanted or rejected if handled improperly. But your child is going to want to know where they came from and why your family is different than others. That is why you need to prepare and make sure talking about adoption with your kid is not too much. Here are some tips on how to handle the talk at various child ages. Continue reading
Transracial adoptions are very common in this day and age. Many people decide to adopt a child from outside their race or country. These adoptions are often called interracial or international adoptions because adoptive parents and their child are of different race or ethnic group. Although these families might face some difficulties, there are also multiple transracial adoption benefits. Continue reading
Adoption is a perfect way of starting a family, and families which are created this way are just as valid as traditional families. November 23rd is National Adoption Day so here we want to list just some of the reasons you should choose to adopt.
There are plenty of ways you can support adoption. You can fund grants that are given to adoptive families, give them loans for completing the process of adoption or participate in crowdfunding. There is no wrong way to go about doing it. But is there a way that will cost you less money? In this post, we are going to provide you with the answer to the question of when adoption donations are tax-deductible! Continue reading