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 [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Do Birthmothers Get to Pick Their Baby’s Name?

Do Birthmothers Get to Pick Their Baby’s Name? The expecting mother’s bookshelf likely has at least one “baby name book,” tucked away and highlighted with her favorite names for her child-to-be. Naming is ceremonial, and a great honor for the parent because it gives their child a unique identity that represents who they hope their [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Talking to Your Parents About Adoption

Talking to Your Parents About Adoption The time initially following when you find out you’re pregnant, there will be three questions that immediately hit you hard: 1) What do I do next? 2) What will happen when I tell the father? And 3) What will happen when I tell my parents? The last one causes [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

The Day After Your Adoption

The Day After Your Adoption After the birth, and after the new adoptive family has taken your baby home - when you’ve settled back into everyday life - you’ll have the feeling--the feeling that you’re missing something more than the life you carried for nine months. A part of your life has changed. The first [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Remembering the Milestones of Mother and Child

Remembering the Milestones of Mother and Child When you were a child your parents celebrated every milestone growing up. They probably still have film of your first steps, keep pictures of your first birthday party, and remember exactly what happened on your first day of school. These are more than just moments in childhood. They [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Making the Right Decision with the Birth Father

Making the Right Decision with the Birth Father You just found out you’re pregnant. Like, today you found out you’re pregnant. You haven’t told anyone yet. But you’re dreading the reaction you might get from the first person to tell: the father. Hopefully he turns out to be a supportive friend, if not boyfriend or [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Are You Still a Mom After Your Baby is Placed?

Are You Still a Mom After Your Baby is Placed? Birthmothers often don’t receive credit for their amazing story after the baby is placed in the adoptive home. Some moms feel confused after the delivery, because they don’t know whether to call themselves a mom anymore or not. The biological mother is technically not a [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

When Is a Birthmother a Birthmother?

When Is a Birthmother a Birthmother? Most women who choose adoption after they find out they’re pregnant wonder, “Am I just a mom, or a birth mom?” It can be weird to use a term for yourself that you’ve never heard, especially when many people don’t agree whether a birthmother is a woman who has [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Making the Courageous Choice

Making the Courageous Choice Imagining an adoption is nearly impossible. When you first find out you’re pregnant, it’s so hard to know what you’ll do in the end. Because the media doesn’t talk about what it’s like to be a birth mom, it’s s difficult to understand that choice, let alone relate to it. Could [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Adoption Counseling|0 Comments

Motherhood Without A Childhood

Motherhood Without A Childhood Adoption has been given a false image by the media in recent years. Not enough people tell the birthmother’s story after pregnancy. We focus on the birth, the choice, the gift of life to the child. But what happens after your baby is born, and he or she goes to live [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Adoption Counseling|Comments Off on Motherhood Without A Childhood