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Explaining Adoption to Your Child

Adoption, at its face value, is a simple concept. It’s just another way to build a family. But for those that are touched by adoption, it is much more complex than that. In particular, children that are adopted may have to deal with a variety of thoughts and feelings surrounding their adoption that their non-adopted peers can not understand. As a parent to an adopted child, it is important that you take the time and care to help your child understand what adoption is and how it pertains to them. Why Is It Important To Tell My Child They Are…

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Single Dad Adoption

A few decades ago, the idea of a single man adopting a child seemed strange. But today, nontraditional families are widely accepted. Society mostly agrees that what makes a healthy and happy family is centered around a stable, supportive and loving adult(s). Due to this, single parent adoption has seen an upward trend in the last 20 years. Unfortunately, there are still a number of children in the country who need families and many people still don’t realize that single parent — specifically single dad — adoption is possible. Single men choose to adopt for a variety of reasons, and…

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The Importance of Involved Fathers

The impact of mothers on their children has been widely studied and recognized. Scientists and psychologists have researched in depth how a mother’s involvement influences her child and even the way motherhood literally alters her brain. But the same cannot be said for fathers. The importance of fathers has, until recently, been otherwise neglected. Researchers are just now catching up to what many of us already knew — dads make your life better. With this, we have learned a lot about just how essential a positive father figure is for healthy child development. Fathers as Active Parents For many years,…

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How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate and admire the love and dedication of the fathers and father figures in our lives that have helped shape us. Whether a father by birth or through adoption, fatherhood is full of laughs, lessons, and love. Every father deserves to be admired and honored for his title as a parent and role model. This Father’s Day, take the time to let dad know how much you love and appreciate his position in your life. Here are some fun and creative ideas to spend Father’s Day 2019. Do Something Outdoors What father doesn’t…

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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…

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Infant Adoption: What is it and is it right for me?

There are a variety of adoption types out there, including: international, foster care, and domestic infant adoption. With all the information available, how do you decide which path is right for you? In the following article, we will discuss exactly what infant adoption is and where to start in the process. What is it? Infant adoption is defined as the voluntary and permanent placement of an infant for adoption by his or her birth mother. The birth mother picks the adoptive family either through an agency or independently via an ad, attorney or personal contact. From there, the adoption professional…