One of the fears that many adoptive parents have going into the adoption process is the risk of a failed adoption. There is always a chance that you may find what you believe to be the perfect match, even begin to bond with the birthmother, make plans, get excited – and she changes her mind.
Adoption has become more widely discussed and supported than ever. Much of this is thanks to the very public backing provided by major philanthropists. Philanthropy itself reflects a love of mankind and humanity. What better way to express that love than through adoption?
There is no question that in this increasingly connected world the internet has changed the way we live. It has impacted nearly every aspect of our personal lives as well as the majority of our social systems.
One of the biggest fears that many parents share after adoption is whether their children will get along. It’s important to remember that there is always an adjustment period. Even if things may not look promising at the start, be patient and don’t stress too much as added tension will only complicate the situation. Continue reading
Celebrity adoption stories often serve as wonderful examples on the beauty and reality of adopting. While all families deserve the same level of privacy, celebrities who have come forward to speak specifically about adoption offer inspiration for many who are considering starting the process themselves.
There are a lot of elements that are involved in defining an adoption-friendly workplace. All working parents yearn to have better work-life balance and more support in raising their families. It is surprising and disappointing that more companies fall short in meeting the needs of their employees whether their children are biological or adopted.
Home study can be a stressful event for any adoptive families. The idea of someone critically evaluating your life and your character is intimidating at best. At worst, it’s terrifying. Continue reading
Creating a family profile that stands out from the rest is one of the most important steps in adopting a newborn. It should encompass everything that makes you and your partner the ideal adoptive parents so that the birthmother can really see all you have to offer.
The importance of a great adoptive family profile can make it one of the more stressful aspects of the adoption process. There are a few things you should keep in mind as you prepare your profile to help make it truly genuine.
There is no greater joy than being with your newborn baby. When parents adopt a newborn, many wonder if the bonding process will be any different. The fact is that bonding will naturally occur regardless of biological connections. Your baby is a clean slate and is looking for the comfort and love of other humans. As their parents, you are those special humans!
Here are just a few of the best ways to start fostering that special connection with your newborn baby.
Post Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS) is finally getting more of the recognition it needs, but so many adoptive parents still don’t fully understand how serious it can be. Moreover, they have no idea how to cope.
Depression in any form can be debilitating and it is critical to remember that what you feel is real. This is not a sign of weakness, your adoption has not failed, and yes, you can overcome this. Adoption is an extremely emotional process, and many adoptive parents go through a massive adjustment period when they bring their new child home. Be patient and understand that there are ways to carry on during this difficult time.