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Sibling adjusting to a new adopted baby

Exploring Open Adoptions

Sibling adjusting to a new adopted baby

If you are starting the adoption process, chances are good you have learned or heard about the different types of adoption: open, semi-open and closed. Today, almost all types of adoption have some level of openness. Openness can be incredibly beneficial for adoptees and is something worth exploring and leaning into as an adoptive or prospective parent. If you are asking yourself the question, “Is open adoption confusing for kids?” rest assured that this is a commonly asked question, and the answer is no. Open adoption does not have to be confusing for kids but adoptive parents have to play an active role in this process. The truth is, levels of openness in adoption are more beneficial than harmful in most cases. 

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Mental health challenges while adopting

What To Do During The Adoption Wait

Mental health challenges while adopting

 

If you are a prospective parent, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions during the adoption wait. Seasons and periods of waiting can be hard, but they can also be breeding grounds for growth and opportunity. Regardless of where you are in the adoption process there are some things you can do to really take advantage and lean into the waiting process. 

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Birthmom placing her baby for adoption

Understanding Attachment Styles in Adoption Parenting

Birthmom placing her baby for adoption

As an adoptive parent, understanding your adoptee’s attachment style is incredibly important in providing parenting that meets their unique needs. For all types of adoptions, domestic and international, infant and non-infant, attachment plays a direct role in how adoptees develop relationships with others, see themselves in context of the world around them, and operate within relationships. 

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Navigating Adoption at School

 

For parents of adoptees in elementary school, it is important to understand that your child will most likely have to engage and interact with their adoption in some capacity at school. School can be a challenging place for young adoptees as they may be eager to fit in and be accepted. Owning and walking in their unique story at this age can be really hard. Thankfully, there are ways you can support them during these transformative years.

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Newborn baby girl in an open adoption

Navigating Birth Family Search and Reunion

 

Newborn baby girl in an open adoption

When your adoptee expresses an interest in searching for and/or connecting with their birth parent or family, this can feel uncomfortable and challenging to navigate and maybe even fully support. For adoptees, connection to biological ties can be incredibly life giving, identify affirming and healthy. One of the best things adoptive parents can do is take an active and supportive role in this, no matter how difficult it can feel.

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Birthmothers getting support after adoption

Educating Family & Friends about Adoption

Birthmothers getting support after adoption

 

When you choose to adopt, you undertake the responsibility of educating friends and family about adoption. This is a big responsibility, and one you should not take lightly. There are often misconceptions and assumptions that are made when people talk about adoption, and as adoptive parents, you have an obligation to clear up those misconceptions and assumptions. 

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