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Explaining Adoption to Your Biological Children

Choosing to adopt is a big decision, a choice that will change almost everything about your life. It’s scary, exciting and overwhelming. And deciding to adopt after you have already had biological children comes with an added challenge: explaining adoption to your...

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Top Tips to Successful Parenting

Parents, you have one of the hardest jobs in existence. Not only do you have the authority to raise a child and influence who him or her will grow up to be, you also could just as easily damage or destroy a child through the same measure. Quite a sobering thought,...

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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...

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The Selfless Choice: Michelle Guykema

“A birth mother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”  ~ Skye Hardwick When it comes to making a plan for adoption, birth mothers face a lot of pushback. Stigmas surrounding their choice claim they are irresponsible or just looking to take the...

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8 Helpful Tips for Adoptive Dads

Parenthood is not an easy task. There are many ups and downs, good times and bad. It’s a learning experience every day, and takes a special kind of person to raise a child. But, even despite all the challenges it brings, parenthood is one of the most rewarding...

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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...

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Big Taboos for Adoptive Dads

The adoption process is finally over! Everything has been signed, and you’ve brought your new bundle of joy home. Breathe a huge sigh of relief. It’s all over. Things will go back to normal now, right? Not exactly. With a new member of the family, you’ll need to...

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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...

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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...

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