Adoption, adoptive parents, Parenting, Support Groups, waiting

Grief in the Adoption Process 

 When it comes to the adoption process, many uncertainties can arise during the process. Any family with plans to adopt should understand these things. Some of these uncertainties can cause grief, which can be defined as a natural response to loss that causes emotional suffering. We will cover some instances that may trigger grief in… Continue reading Grief in the Adoption Process 

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, Birth Parents, Parenting

Things to Consider When Having Open Conversations With Your Adoptive Child  

Adopting a child is a milestone achievement in itself, and while it is an amazing feeling to have a child, it does not mean it is easy. Communication is vital in every relationship, and open communication with your child is no exception. As your adoptive child begins to grow older and experience new things, they… Continue reading Things to Consider When Having Open Conversations With Your Adoptive Child  

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

Birth Parents, Expecting Parents Considering Adoption

I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. What are my options?

You may be feeling a range of emotions right now, and it’s important to know that it is normal and that whatever you may be feeling is completely valid. Remember that you have options. These options are not one size fits all, so what may work for someone else may not work for you. Let’s… Continue reading I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. What are my options?

Adoption, adoption laws

Same-Sex Adoption at Adoptions From The Heart

History of Same-Sex Adoption Same-Sex adoption is such a massive part of the adoption industry today that it's almost hard to believe that being LGBTQ+2 was looked down upon at one point in time. Sadly, the history of same-sex adoption is a brief one. Most of the history can be traced to the last 40… Continue reading Same-Sex Adoption at Adoptions From The Heart

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The Importance of Hospital Staff and Nurse Training on Adoption

Adoption has many moving parts. From birth parents, adoptive parents, and agency workers, to lawyers, extended families, and hospital staff and nurses. Each individual part has a different perspective and role in the adoption process. Since nurses and hospital staff are often unaware of the intricate pieces of the adoption world, it’s sometimes hard for… Continue reading The Importance of Hospital Staff and Nurse Training on Adoption

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, birth mother, Birth Parents, Open Adoption

Birth Mother’s Day: A Brief History on the Celebration

Does the term Birth Mother’s Day sound familiar to you? This holiday may sound unfamiliar unless you are a part of the adoption community, but that does not diminish its importance.  What is Birth Mother’s Day? National Birth Mother’s Day has been celebrated every year, since 1990, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day (which is… Continue reading Birth Mother’s Day: A Brief History on the Celebration

Adoption, infertility

When is the right time to look into adoption after facing infertility?

What is Infertility?  Infertility is something both men and women may face in their lives that could ultimately alter their plans for the future. Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after having tried for at least one year, whether it may be from inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and… Continue reading When is the right time to look into adoption after facing infertility?

Parenting

Safety Tips & Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse is a very real and serious issue today. Child abuse can occur in many different forms, whether physical, emotional, sexual or neglect. It is crucial to advocate for our children and ensure they stay protected. Follow along below for tips to recognize and prevent child abuse.  1. Setting Boundaries Discuss with your children boundaries - things such as safe and unsafe… Continue reading Safety Tips & Signs of Child Abuse

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8 Misconceptions about Adoption Social Workers

The world of social work is a little more complex than people give it credit. Often, social workers are thrown under this umbrella of uniformity and are left picking up the pieces of the reality of which they belong. Over the years, television shows and movies have led people astray. They often portray social workers… Continue reading 8 Misconceptions about Adoption Social Workers

Adoption, adoptive parents, considering adoption, Expecting Parents Considering Adoption, Parenting

Conversation with a Adoptive Mother and Social Worker

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a social worker here at Adoptions from the Heart, who also happens to be an adoptive mother. I was able to ask a few questions about her experiences as both a social worker and an adoptive mother and how the two have shaped each other. Follow… Continue reading Conversation with a Adoptive Mother and Social Worker