We love to show appreciation to all the parents out there, step parents included! This sweet step parent adoption surprise has us feeling all the feels! Hope this puts a smile on your face heading into this gorgeous weekend. 🙂
Adoption involves parents and their children, loss and grief, and complicated joy. There’s a lot at stake when things don’t work out and even more so when they do. The role of the adoption attorney is to help the parties think about the adoption in these terms. Attorneys should look to the future, respect vulnerabilities, and … Continue reading Open Adoption Issues and Overview
There are two types of surrogacy, gestational and traditional. A surrogate mother is a woman who agrees to carry someone else’s baby. She becomes pregnant using some form of assisted reproductive technology, frequently IVF. The surrogate mother carries the baby to term, gives birth, and the baby is released from the hospital to the intended … Continue reading Gestational vs Traditional Surrogacy
What’s the difference between adoption vs surrogacy? There are several differences between adoption vs surrogacy. In an adoption, the potential parents are called adoptive parents. In a surrogacy, the potential parents are called intended parents. Here are some main differences between adoption vs surrogacy: Adoption involves bringing a child into your life who is not biologically related … Continue reading Adoption vs Surrogacy
We recently celebrated Castle’s first birthday, and – looking back on my surrogacy journey -there are three things that stand out the most to me. Awkward Blind Date The first: being the most awkward blind date ever. Arrangements had been made for my husband and me to meet John and Carissa at a restaurant near where … Continue reading My Beautiful Surrogacy Journey
Pride Some experiences in life give you so much pride that whenever you think of or talk about them, you experience the emotion all over again. I’d say being a gestational surrogate gives you that reoccurring prideful feeling. The first time I wanted to be a surrogate was before I became a mother. I had a dear aunt … Continue reading My Story As A Surrogate
Gender Selection: Is it ethical? Is it okay to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) solely to choose your baby’s gender? Is it okay to choose gender if you’re “in there” anyway? Chrissy Tiegen is the public’s latest target after her innocent, though controversial, statement on Twitter: she chose “the little girl” embryo. She had already publicly shared many aspects of … Continue reading Gender Selection: Tiegen Spotlights the Issue
“Should I ? Really conflicted because of family.” This is the text I got from a woman on the east coast at 6 am today. Here’s what I told her. Read More About Author Megan Cohen Don’t make an adoption plan for your baby just because your family (or someone else) is pressuring you. Women who … Continue reading “Should I Give Baby Up For Adoption? Really Conflicted Because of Family”
Often, it’s hard to feel confident about the larger choices in life. Choices about your career and your relationships have so many different aspects to them that it can be difficult to make a decision. When you’re pregnant and think you might want to , you may feel like you need more information and … Continue reading How Can I Feel Confident About Adoption?
What is An Adoption Plan? An adoption plan is a plan that you create when you’re considering how you want your child’s adoption to proceed. Your adoption plan can begin before you choose an adoption agency or law firm, and it can shape who you choose to work with. Your adoption plan often includes your … Continue reading Why Make an Adoption Plan?