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Finding Your Adoption Agency

adoptive family preparing for adoption applicationFinding the perfect match between birth mother and adoptive parent(s) can be highly dependent upon finding the right adoption agency for you. An ideal adoption agency should understand your wants, needs, and requirements, as well as handle the adoption process with the care and sensitivity it deserves, helping both the birth mother in her time of need, as well as supporting prospective families through regular updates, counseling, and information.  

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12 Tips for Birthmother Communication

labor tips for birthmothersOpen and semi-open adoptions rely on communication between the adoptive parents and the birth mother. These are an essential part of the adoption process, but can also be a difficult thing to negotiate with both parties often feeling awkward, anxious, emotionally charged, and not to sure how communicate with one another. This is normal, as both parties want a positive outcome out of a situation which can be born of sadness or difficulty. However, there are some tips that you can use to help ease the process of communication, which we will be covering in this article. 

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A Birthmother’s Adoption Plan

Suitcase Adoption Trip Packing ListThe hospital stay can be a scary prospect for a birth mother intending on placing their child for adoption. It represents the place where they will give birth to a child they will not be bringing home with them, as well as representing the place they will part with their child. This makes an adoption plan essential, as it helps to demystify and clarify what will happen and when and how. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the creation of an adoption hospital plan. 

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Developing Attachment After Adoption

adoptive familyCreating an attachment with your adopted child is crucial, but it can be a hard thing to do. There are many fun and simple ways to help you build a healthy relationship. Forming a bond can take some time. Don’t anticipate that there will be an instant connection. It is important to be patient and set small goals. In some cases, it can happen quickly, but in others, it can take a couple of years. It all depends on the child.

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Dealing with Your Adopted or Foster Child’s Food Issues

Just decided to adopt a babyAny adoptive or prospective adoptive parent(s) will know that while incredibly rewarding, adopted children aren’t without their own unique challenges, with issues surrounding attachment, anger, and change being quite common. Another common issue that adoptive parents are less aware of is issues surrounding food. In this article we’ll be exploring what kind of food issues these are and why you adoptive child might display them, as well as offering some practical parenting solutions to overcome these challenges.

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Creating Your Adoptive Parent Profile

what to do after the adoptionis fOne of the most important steps an adoptive parent(s) or family on their domestic adoption journey will make is to create an adoptive parent profile. Essential for creating a successful match with a birth mother exploring the option of adoption, an adoptive parent profile is an important document that needs to be crafted in a compelling way. In this article we’ll be taking a closer look at what an adoptive parent profile is, as well as learning some great tips to make your profile as compelling as possible. 

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Handling Communication with Birth Parents in an Open Adoption

which adoption type is best for youTrends in adoption tend to come and go and change as societies attitudes do. Currently, domestic adoption agencies have noticed a marked increase in open adoption in recent years. While this style of adoption certainly has benefits over closed adoption for birth families and adoptive families alike, it can also have some hefty challenges which will need to be navigated for success. 

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Debt-Free Adoption

adoptive parents preparing for the adoption home studyThere are so many wonderful children waiting for a family both domestically and internationally, and there are so many prospective parents desperate to bring home a child to give all their love to, but there is one huge barrier that stops so many: money. Sadly, the adoption process can be more expensive than many can afford, which can be heartbreaking for those who want to grow their family through adoption, and can leave more children than necessary waiting within the foster care or institutional care system. 

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