Self Care After Adoption

The big day has come and gone. You’ll never forget all the emotions you were flooded with as you welcomed your little one into the world…and then said goodbye when it was time to let him join his adoptive family. Your body physically hurts, and your heart is a jumble of confusing, rollercoaster emotions. What now? Here are a few … Read More

When Your Adoption Plan Changes

She pulls out a picture of a young girl. “This is the most recent picture they sent me,” she says, referring to her daughter’s adoptive parents. “It’s funny because my first plan wouldn’t have been like this.” At fifteen, Audrey found herself pregnant and afraid. Her boyfriend had already broken up with her, saying he didn’t want anything to do … Read More

Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Baby and Their Adoptive Family

  Before adoptions were socially accepted, many birthmothers lost all contact with their children and their adoptive families. This caused a lot of heartbreak, both for the birthmother and her child when he or she grew up. But now, open adoptions allow the adoptive family and birth family to communicate. This adoption process creates a  healthy and happy situations for … Read More

Common Misconceptions About the Birthmother Journey

  It’s hard to explain the life and sacrifices of a birthmother. No one truly understands what she goes through, except for other birthmothers. Yet, many people form beliefs about birthmothers, adoptees and adoptive parents that simply aren’t true. It’s important for everyone involved in the adoption process that they aren’t a stereotype.. They’re a unique family with a story … Read More

What Happens if Your Regret Your Adoption?

  All birthmothers fear regret. They fear regret of placing their child, regret of their choice of adoptive parents, and regret of going through with the pregnancy. It’s one of the scariest emotions you’ll feel when making the choice to place your baby for adoption. But, thousands of women choose adoption every year. How do they do it? Many birthmothers … Read More

5 Things to Ask Your Adoption Counselor

Placing your baby for adoption is one of the hardest times in your life. You give so much love not only to your baby, but to your baby’s adoptive parents. This takes incredible strength. Pregnancy can be scary for all women. But birthmothers must make tough decisions, and handle emotions few people can understand. You need support – from a … Read More

How to Raise Money for Adoption

  Adoption is both a selfless act and true blessing for parents looking to bring a child into their home. The lifelong fulfillment of raising a child is absolutely priceless, but for parents looking to adopt, cost can become an issue. The average cost of a U.S. adoption is between $35,000 and $40,000. This doesn’t include the long-term costs of … Read More

Benefits of Adoption for Your Baby

  Once you become a mother, your baby is the number one priority. His or her wellbeing will be the only thing you think about. But, you may feel conflicted about what’s truly best for them. If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, you have a lot of things to consider about your child’s long-term care. You may discover many … Read More

5 Things You Should Know about Siblings of Adopted Children

  Every birthmother knows, and eventually is accustomed to, having tough conversations about family. Later you may be ready to have kids of your own, but the family dynamics you have to figure out can be…difficult, to say the least. If you’re a birthmother who has since raised children, you may be faced with some tough questions. The kids in … Read More

7 Truths About Giving Your Baby for Adoption

  In an unplanned pregnancy dilemma adoption tends to be the most difficult option for mothers to understand. Parenting is straight-forward; but, no one really knows what to expect when it comes to giving your baby for adoption. We understand your hesitation, and even your reluctance to choose adoption if you don’t understand it. So here’s what we know about … Read More