What does it feel like to be a family through adoption? Having a family through adoption is an incredible blessing. I am so grateful that Jack and I were blessed with our family. We feel like the luckiest people alive! Being a family through adoption comes with some issues, many of which don’t mean a thing once … Continue reading Adoption, genetics and feeling lucky
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
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
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
Should I give my child up for adoption? When you’re thinking about adoption, you may consider this choice because you’re not financially or emotionally ready to parent alone. What about those parents who choose to become single parents through adoption? Many people want to become parents, but they don’t have the right partner. They may … Continue reading Why Do Single Parents Adopt?
What will your child’s adoptive parents be like? Who will adopt my child? When you’ve chosen adoption, you have some decisions to make, and one of the most important decisions is about your child’s future adoptive parents. You know that there are many potential adoptive parents out in the world who could adopt your child? … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Child’s Adoptive Parents
An adoption plan is not just a process of giving birth and creating a family, it’s also an intensely emotional experience for both the birth mother and the adoptive family. If you’re giving emotional support when a friend or family member is *, what can you expect and what kind of support does she … Continue reading Giving Emotional Support When She’s Giving Baby Up for Adoption
When you think of adoption, many ideas likely come to mind. You might think of families connecting, or you might think of a baby being placed in an adoptive mother’s arms. One image that often comes to mind when people think of adoption is the idea of the adoption agency, a place where you can go to find families who would like to adopt a child. While adoption agencies are definitely an option, in many cases working with an adoption attorney can be your best route to an adoption.
For many years, closed adoptions were the norm. Adoption was something that was spoken about quietly, and many adopted children did not know their birth parents. Today, popular culture has changed and adoption is discussed and embraced by many. Attitudes toward closed adoptions have changed as well. What used to be a common practice is … Continue reading Disadvantages of Closed Adoption
When you’re considering adoption, you have a lot of questions. What will your life be like with a new member of your family? What will that child be like as he or she grows up? You probably have other practical questions too. One of the most common adoption questions is about the cost of adoption. … Continue reading Out of State Birth Mother: Adoption Questions About Costs