Your adoption is complete, and both you and the adoptive family have moved into your new lives. Part of your new life is your identity as a birth mother. When you made your adoption plan, you may have included the fact that you’d like to have regular updates on your child and contact with … Continue reading Visiting Your Adopted Child
You’ve thought hard, you’ve considered your options, and you’ve decided that adoption is right for you and your child. What happens next when you’re putting a baby up for adoption? When you’re looking into adoption as an option for your child, there are many steps before you make a final decision. One of the … Continue reading Sending Your First Email to an Adoptive Family
If you have decided to put your baby up for adoption, you will go through a process called adoption counseling. This article explains what that process may be like. Find the Right Help When you are considering adoption for your baby, you might think an adoption agency is your only choice, but that isn’t so. … Continue reading What Happens During Adoption Counseling?
Mikki Morrissette became a single mother by choice in 1999 when her daughter was born. She lived in New York City at the time and knew of many other urban professional women like her who were opting to build a family on their own. “As a journalist by training, I knew there were few resources … Continue reading Expert Interview Series: Mikki Morrissette on Choosing To Be a Single Mom
When you’re considering adoption, you know that there are a number of steps that you need to go through to complete that adoption. You need to find adoptive parents who are a match for your values, think about your child’s needs and the birth, and make an adoption plan to see you into the … Continue reading What is a Home Study?
Is a family adoption possible for my child? Whether you’d like immediate family to adopt your child or you’d like a more distant relative to become your child’s adoptive family, relative adoption is both similar and different from non-relative adoption. This article provides more information on how a family member can adopt your child. Is … Continue reading How Can My Family Adopt My Child?
Are you considering adoption? While the concept of adoption is fairly simple, the language around adoption can seem complex. When you’re a birth parent who’s starting on the journey to adoption, you have many questions. What’s an adoption plan? What is finalizing an adoption? What are parental rights? An adoption agency or law firm can … Continue reading Understanding Parental Rights In Adoption
Why would a family choose to adopt a child? When you’re thinking about how to put a child up for adoption, you might wonder what motivates adoptive parents. Who are the people behind the faces, and why are they considering adoption? Here are some of the reasons why adoptive families choose to adopt a … Continue reading Why Do Adoptive Parents Decide to Adopt A Child?
Are you thinking of putting a child up for adoption? This can be a hard choice at the best of times, but if you’re having a difficult pregnancy, the process of adoption can seem overwhelming. While many pregnancies go smoothly, sometimes there are medical complications or other complications in your life that make it … Continue reading Making an Adoption Plan During a Difficult Pregnancy
If you’re thinking about choosing adoptive parents who are not of the same race and culture as you are, how can you make sure that your child’s adoptive parents will help maintain cultural connections in a multiracial adoption? When you’re thinking about giving a child up for adoption, you consider your child’s future deeply. … Continue reading Cultural Connections In Multiracial Adoption