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
You’re thinking of adopting a child, or perhaps you’ve already started the process. There are many steps to the adoption process, and they all come with questions. The moment when you add an additional person to your family is very exciting, and this moment is full of emotion for the birth family as well as … Continue reading Adoption Questions: Baby’s Discharge From Hospital
Adoption can be emotional, and the language used in the adoption process can also be confusing. Whether you’re a birth mother who’s thinking about making an adoption plan or you’re thinking about bringing a new child into your family, there’s a lot of language around the rights of all of those involved in the adoption … Continue reading Adoption Questions: Rights Language Related to Birth Fathers
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