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 common in the U.S. It’s estimated that 44% of adoptions are transracial. While adoption is beautiful and full of love, with these types of adoptions, there need to be extra steps taken. When adopting a child from a different race into your family, you are bringing in their culture as well. It’s important for them to recognize where they came from to form their identity and cultural awareness.
To read more about transracial adoption, visit this link.
Why Birth Parent Support is Important
Sometimes it’s easy to isolate yourself when processing change, but it’s so important to surround yourself with a supportive community. As a birth parent, it can be difficult depending on your situation to find community, but there are resources and support groups out there for you! It’s important that you don’t go through placement alone and that you can find help financially, medically, and mentally.
Learn more by visiting our support group page.
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Dealing with Bullying for an Adoptee
When your child is faced with bullies, it can be hard to find ways to help. Whether it’s due to race, gender, adoption, or development, no child should ever face prejudice as such. However, it can be more difficult for adoptees because of fear of rejection or abandonment from their adoption experience. Helping your adoptee recognize bullying and being a safe space for them to communicate is essential.
Read more about adoptee bullying here.
Why Visits Are so Important for the Adoptive Triad
Visits are important for all members of the triad because it allows for better connections and understanding. It also helps with the adoptee’s development and overall health. This should also give adoptive parents a sense of ease because the visits will be helping both the birth parents and adoptees.
Check out this blog here.
Finding Closure When Your Birth Parent Search is Not Successful
Birthparent search can be a long and hard process. Knowing they are out there and not having the ending you had in mind can be difficult to come to terms with. However, reminding yourself that there’s a reason behind their decision, with your best interest in mind, can help. Check out this blog post for helpful tips!
We hope you found helpful resources through our top blogs from 2021! If you are interested in learning more about adoption, visit our website! We look forward to many more adoption blogs in 2022.