Adoption, adoptive parents

Open Adoption Interruptions Due to COVID-19

Birth parents are devastated when visits get postponed, here are some work arounds for families The challenges are endless during these crazy COVID times. I don’t think anyone was fully prepared for the difficulty that has come with all the new restrictions and everyone is doing their best to become accustomed to their “new normal.”… Continue reading Open Adoption Interruptions Due to COVID-19

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, Birth Fathers, birth mother, Birth Parents, considering adoption, multicultural families, Open Adoption

Best Blog Posts of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to recognize some of the most impactful blogs we published this year. These blogs are great resources for all members of the adoption triad, and we hope that you can benefit from the information provided! Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially  Transracial adoption is very… Continue reading Best Blog Posts of 2021

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Celebrating the Holidays in Open Adoption: The Adoption Triad  

The adoption triad is composed of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. Within the triad, there is a relationship between all adoption triad members, and it is important to acknowledge each unique connection. With the holidays coming up, recognizing and honoring the relationships is key in creating and maintaining healthy relationships with all members in the triad.   Birth… Continue reading Celebrating the Holidays in Open Adoption: The Adoption Triad  

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8 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

November is finally here, and that means it's National Adoption Month! It is a time to celebrate adoption and each triad member and recognize the challenges it brings. Sometimes it can seem challenging to figure out how to participate, but there are many ways to become involved and spread awareness! This article will inform you… Continue reading 8 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

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Dealing with Bullying for Adoptees

Adopted children may encounter bullying and teasing throughout their lives. Bullying of adoptees can be about race, gender, adoption status, development, social skills, and much more. Teasing and bullying can easily be dismissed as “kids being kids” or you, as an adoptive parent, can relate to a time that you were bullied or teased. While… Continue reading Dealing with Bullying for Adoptees

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, considering adoption, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents, single parent adoption, Special Needs Adoption

October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

October is a month dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness, and while this is important to acknowledge, there are many other conditions of which to be aware. Educating yourself and spreading awareness on these conditions may benefit your children, others around you, and even yourself. Having said this, below are eight conditions to be recognized that… Continue reading October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of

Adoption, Birth Grandparents, birth mother

National Grandparents Day

Today is National Grandparents Day, a day to celebrate the integral figures of the family tree. In an open adoption, adoptive parents encourage a loving bond not just with their parents but also with their birth grandparents. This day is to celebrate the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Whether you have an open or closed… Continue reading National Grandparents Day

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, considering adoption, new fathers, new mothers, Parenting

Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

After a year of being virtual, nature is calling. Why your family should answer the call. Parks sealed off with caution tape. Virtual schooling and stay-at-home orders. Masks and hand sanitizer stations on display. “Stay Well” truly is the tagline of 2020. As more and more people get vaccinated, our lives begin to reopen. Technology… Continue reading Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors

Adoptees, adoptive parents

Addressing Back to School Anxieties for Adoptees

Adopted children may face back-to-school anxieties about adjusting to a new environment, facing questions about their adoption, or separation anxiety. This year might be specifically challenging after the many changes schools had to adjust to for the COVID-19 pandemic. This fall might be the first time your child is going back to school full time,… Continue reading Addressing Back to School Anxieties for Adoptees

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Breastfeeding and Adoption

The first week of August is National Breastfeeding Week. Over the years, breastfeeding retains scrutiny from many groups of people. Some champion bottle feeding and maintain the idea that breastfeeding is inappropriate, especially in public settings. Some champion women's rights and believe a woman should choose for herself when and where to breastfeed her child.… Continue reading Breastfeeding and Adoption

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Finding Closure When Your Birth Parent Search is Not Successful

Every adoption story is unique. No set of circumstances is ever identical. Many adoptions are mixed in heartache, loss, grief, confusion, misunderstanding, and many unanswered questions. Due to the incredibly diverse mix of emotions, varying circumstances, and the number of affected people, adoption searches can be very complicated. Some adoption searches can be unsuccessful because… Continue reading Finding Closure When Your Birth Parent Search is Not Successful