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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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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…

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Infant Adoption: Agency vs. Independent

If you are looking into adoption as a birth parent or as an adoptive parent, you are probably aware of the many type of adoption pathways that are available to you. One of those pathways is infant adoption. In the following article, we will go over the different ways infant adoption can be achieved and the pros and cons of each option. Infant Adoption via an Agency People who are looking into infant adoption within the U.S. are often doing so through the help of an adoption agency. Private adoption agencies are required to adhere by certain procedural standards and…