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Post Placement Gift Ideas for Your Child’s Birth Mother

Your child’s birth mother will always hold a special place in your heart. Through her decision to place her baby for adoption, she has given you the gift of parenthood. Her choice has changed your entire world in the very best way. Conveying your gratitude for her is difficult because, in truth, there are no words to describe how thankful you are for her. And even still, a gift for her may still not feel like enough. But giving your child’s birth mother a personalized gift after placement is more than just showing her your gratitude. It is a gesture…

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Planning a Baby Shower for Adoptive Parents

Baby showers, birth announcements, coming home parties. Celebrating your growing family with a baby shower is like a right of passage for every parent. This goes for parents going through adoption as well. And today, it is very common for adoptive families to host a baby shower before adopting. But planning this event is a bit different when you’re adopting. With the unpredictable nature of adoption, deciding when and how to host these celebratory events can be tricky. Planning a Baby Shower: When and How A baby shower’s purpose is to celebrate the upcoming new addition and to help prepare…

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Cradle Care and The Adoption Process

When you set out to adopt a child, you do so knowing that there will be many moving parts to make this happen. From the home study to the hospital, adoption is a long journey. Because of this, adoption can seem overwhelming at times with all the small details that go into it. That said, you may have heard the term “Cradle Care” when researching adoption. With so many terms in the adoption world, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, our goal is to make this process as uncomplicated as…

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Baby Essentials: What You Really Need

Preparing for the arrival of your baby is an exciting and stressful time. There’s a lot on your to-do list and you may feel overwhelmed. The market for baby gear is huge and full of very fancy, seemingly necessary items. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada we want to make this time for you more exciting than stressful. This list will give you an idea of what you’re going to need for the first few months. We’re including items that are absolutely essential, are often deemed “luxury,” and some items that are really not necessary and will probably just take…

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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 children. You may feel scared that your children will not understand or maybe even feel upset about the idea of adopting another child, but children are far more accepting than we give them credit for. It is true that children have a tendency to feel insecure when big changes happen in their life. However, if you are properly…

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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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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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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…