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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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Adoptive Parents: Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency

Adopting comes with an infinite amount of questions, especially at the beginning. There is so much you want to know that it can be difficult to keep track of what you’ve asked and what the most necessary questions are. From learning about different types of adoption to what a home study is, you may feel overwhelmed with the overload of information. But keep in mind that these questions are essential to beginning your adoption journey. When you’ve decided to adopt, your first step will be to find which adoption agency you want to use. While there are universal standards, practices,…

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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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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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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…