There are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding the adoption process – for both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. To help separate the rumors from the realities, we checked in with Betsy Hochberg, a licensed social worker and director of adoption resources at JF&CS Boston. Here, she offers her insight on how to … Continue reading Expert Interview Series: Betsy Hochberg with Adoption Resources About Adoption Process Myths
You have an adoption plan, and you want your baby to be healthy and happy with his or her adoptive family. You know that breast milk is a wonderful food for a newborn. However, it’s important to know that it is very uncommon for a birth mother to breastfeed. Breastfeeding can cause significant emotional challenges … Continue reading After Delivery Issues: Should You Feed the Baby?
If you’re thinking about adoption, learn who will be involved.When you’re thinking about adoption, questions abound. What will your life be like with the child who is about to enter your family? How can you best support your child and your family through this transition? Depending on the circumstances of your adoption, you’ll need to … Continue reading Adoption Questions: Will Child Protective Services Be Involved?
Many different women choose adoption for their baby. Who is a birth mother? As a prospective adoptive parent, you might be surprised by the diversity of mothers who decide that adoption is the right future for their child. Birth mothers are women who’ve given birth to a child who’s being raised by adoptive parents who … Continue reading Adoption Questions: Understanding Who Birth Mothers Are
When you’re having a baby, you know that you need to stay healthy. After all, you are the person who is caring for that baby until you give birth. Two common adoption questions that birth mothers have are how to be well during pregnancy and how to get ready for childbirth. Prenatal Help for Pregnant … Continue reading Adoption Questions: Pre- and Postnatal Care
Surrogate mothers help bring a family to life. You’re ready to grow your family. You’re considering all of your options. Is surrogacy right for you? What Is Surrogacy? A surrogate is a woman who is able to carry a baby for that child’s future family. Families are involved from the beginning. Surrogates carry children for … Continue reading Choosing Surrogacy
Will you be able to care for your child’s medical, financial and other needs? Giving a child up for adoption is an act of love, kindness and the ultimate in selfless sacrifice. Remember, too, that making an adoption plan for your child is not giving up. If you’re considering a decision like this, you are … Continue reading Typical Questions about Giving a Child Up for Adoption
Knowing the rights of the birth father can help ensure an adoption goes smoothly. When most people think about adoptions, they tend to focus on the birth mother or the family that is adopting the child. In many cases, an adoption will take place without the birth father’s involvement. Regardless of whether he participates in … Continue reading Adoption Questions: What about the Birth Father?
Our own Megan Cohen, managing attorney of Family Formation, has been honored with Super Lawyers’ Rising Star recognition for the second year in a row. Megan is passionate about open adoption and surrogacy. She is one of the only adoption attorneys in the country who is also a birth mother, which gives her an intimate … Continue reading Family Formation’s Megan Cohen Receives Super Lawyer Award For Second Year in a Row
Look for an adoption agency and legal firm that responds to your concerns as a birth mother. Most of us never think we will ever need the help of an adoption agency or adoption law firm. We assume we will only get pregnant if it’s planned. But life happens. It takes us by surprise, and … Continue reading Adoption Services: A Birth Mother’s Perspective