The first open adoption visit can be very emotional. Everyone looks forward to it with excitement and some leave feeling let down. It’s important to plan the visit with sensitivity to everyone’s feelings. You should also take time to consider what you will do if emotions run high. Here are some suggestions to plan for … Continue reading Make Your First Open Adoption Visit a Success Story
“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?
You’re pregnant, you’re worried, and you’re thinking of . You probably have a lot of questions. If you’re not a legal adult, can you still decide that adoption is right for you and make an adoption plan? Read More About Author Megan Cohen Who is an Adult? In 47 states, the age of legal … Continue reading Can a Minor Make an Adoption Plan?
When you’re thinking about how to , you go through a lot of different emotions. You may feel stressed, sad, or confused about what decision you should make. You may feel angry with your situation. You may also feel hopeful and wonder what your child’s life will be like in the future. When you’re working … Continue reading Getting Adoption Counseling
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?
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?