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Adoptive Parent Profiles: What do Birth Mothers look for?

What do birth mothers want when choosing an adoptive family for their child? The answer seems simple: a loving family that will provide endless opportunities for their child. While that may be true, the details as to what makes a birth mom choose one family over the other is much less obvious. In fact, it’s quite difficult to pinpoint one specific quality that will put your profile ahead of another in a birth mom’s eyes. The Small Details Every birth mom is different and has a unique set of standards and expectations that she has for the adoptive family who…

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Birth to Placement: Coping as a Birth Mother

Giving birth is an intense and emotional experience for every mother, but quite especially for a birth mother. The days after are even more difficult. The birth experience of a birth mom is quite unique and the process of coping afterwards is very challenging. The grieving process is a normal, yet infrequently mentioned, part of adoption. Every birth mother, no matter if they are completely certain and enthusiastic about their decision, will experience a similar grief. Dealing with that grief will take time and support. The Hospital: From Birth to Placement As the birth mother, you have control during the…

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Birth to Placement: Adoptive Parents Role

The birth process is a little bit different when it comes to adoption. The physical aspects are the same, but the formalities and etiquette are quite different. As an adoptive parent, you are taking a backseat role in this process. You are there to offer your support as much as you are there to welcome your prospective child into the world. This can be challenging, especially with all the excitement that has been built up until this moment, but it is important to remember that the birth mother is in control at this moment and the most important thing is…

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day seems to sneak up every year, leaving many people scrambling for last minute ideas of gifts for mom. One quick search on the Internet and you will find a multitude of lists for the best gifts to buy. But what do moms really want on Mother’s Day? Is buying her a necklace or a new coffee maker the only way to show you how much she means to you? Here are some unique ways you can show mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day. 1. Homemade Handprint Ornament or Other Homemade Crafts Every mother has a…

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Ways to Honor Your Child’s Birth Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a special holiday that celebrates the beauty and diversity of motherhood. But even though this day is so meaningful to many, it can be an especially emotional and difficult day. Some women have lost mothers while others have lost children. Some have struggled with infertility and others have given the gift of motherhood through adoption. Whichever it is, Mother’s Day can be a reminder of loss for many. While we always recognize and honor adoptive mothers on Mother’s Day, we often fail to do the same for birth mothers. Birth mothers make an adoption plan for a…