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Do You Need an Adoption Facilitator?

Communicating with birthmotherWhen trying to plan your adoption, you may feel overwhelmed and confused — which is okay. But there are resources out there that seek to help adoptive parents navigate the world of adoption, and many parents may find their help useful. One of those resources is the adoption facilitator. Whether or not an adoption facilitator is right for you is an important question, and we are here to help you find an answer! But first, let’s cover what adoption facilitators do.

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5 Celebrities Who Adopted

Plenty of people of all walks of life choose to adopt children every year. Whether they adopt at birth or a young child, whether they choose to have solely adopted children or biological children too, these families have shown that adoption is a meaningful and rewarding way to start or expand a family. Many celebrities have chosen to adopt children, and we’ve compiled this list to share their experiences and journeys for those of you who want to learn more about the incredible world of adoption.

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Adoptive Siblings

What to Consider When Adopting a Second Child

Adoptive SiblingsAre you considering adopting a second child? The most important thing to know is that there are no special rules or regulations when it comes to adopting and parenting your second child, though of course you benefit from having been through the adoption process before. Besides that point, there are a few other helpful things to know about adopting another child:

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Adoption Process Timeline

adoptive family profileWhether you are considering adoption or are just beginning the process, it’s completely natural to wonder how long the process will take. You’re so eager to grow your family and it can be frustrating wondering how long you may have to wait. To that end, it can bring you peace of mind to know a little bit more about the adoption process and how long it can take.

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What to Expect During Your Adoption Home Study

adoptive parents preparing for the adoption home studyThe part of the adoption process that may seem the most daunting for some is the home study. Many feel put off by the idea of a stranger coming into their home and assessing your ability to successfully raise a child. The home study is actually a bit different from what most people think, but it is completely normal to feel a little intimidated. Let’s go over what exactly the process entails, so you can know what to expect:

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Adoptive Siblings

3 Types of Adoption: Which is Best for You?

Adoptive SiblingsOne of the biggest hurdles facing those interested in adoption is learning the complicated adoption system. The process is this way for the protection of children, but may be so arduous as to be discouraging to those attempting to navigate it. There are many steps including selecting an agency, completing a family assessment, and searching for a child, with lots of waiting in between. Before all of this, though, you need to decide what type of adoption you want to proceed with. 

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Helping Extended Family Embrace Your Adoption

Baby Toby McKenna BinderMaking a new child comfortable in your home will undoubtedly be stressful, and new adoptive parents should not have to worry about the acceptance of their relatives. It is important that your relatives share the same love and understanding for your adopted child as you do. However, they will not have been nearly as involved in the process as you have. Although they might be excited to welcome a new member into the family, some may be unsure of how to act. Still others may have deep personal feelings about adoption that need to be hashed out. Adjusting to a new family may take some time and might take a bit longer for those unfamiliar with the adoption process.

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How to Communicate with Birth Parents

healthy communication in open adoptionBirth mothers who have opted for open adoption may not be able to care for their child the way they intended to, but still want to witness them grow and have some involvement in their lives. This is not true for many parents that make the difficult decision to place their child, so this wish should be respected by adoptive parents. Birth parents have placed their trust in you, so effective communication is important for sustaining that trust.

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Should You Make a Life Story Book?

considering adoptionHelping your child develop into a strong individual with a cemented sense of self is important for parents. Developing into a fully realized individual requires having some understanding of one’s past, which may be a tender subject for many adoptive families. A life story book can be a very useful, practical and fun way to record and reflect on a child’s life. The book may evolve into a collaborative project for the whole family.

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