The most important thing to remember when experiencing an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy is that there is no reason to be ashamed. According to the CDC, 51% of pregnancies in the United States annually are unplanned (www.cdc.gov). Unwanted and unplanned pregnancies happen far more often than you think because most forms of contraception are not… Continue reading How to tell your friends and family about an unplanned pregnancy
Author: Adoptions From The Heart
What Adoptees Wish Adoptive Parents Knew Before Adopting
What do you wish your adoptive parents knew before adopting? A seemingly simple question with many complex answers. When adoptees were posed with this question, they had many different responses. Some responded with sadness and grief while others responded with excitement at the chance to share their feelings and emotions. One adoptee remarked that she… Continue reading What Adoptees Wish Adoptive Parents Knew Before Adopting
Setting Boundaries as a Birthparent
“Open adoption can be beautiful in so many ways. They allow birth families to maintain a relationship with their biological child while their adoptive parents raise him or her. As with all relationships, healthy boundaries are essential to maintaining healthy relationships among the adoption triad.” https://adoption.com/setting-boundaries-post-placement/ Setting boundaries allows differentiation between the roles of Birthparents… Continue reading Setting Boundaries as a Birthparent
Celebrating Wellness Month: How to promote Physical Health in Your Daily Life
When life is busy, the benefits of incorporating physical wellness into your routine No need for fancy equipment, improving your physical health is as easy as incorporating a walk or hike. It is no secret that health and happiness correlate. Yet when life gets busy and stressful, we often place wellness on the back burner.… Continue reading Celebrating Wellness Month: How to promote Physical Health in Your Daily Life
Safety Tips for Adoptive Parents
This month is Baby Safety Awareness Month, and AFTH is giving you tips on how to keep your child safe. Children will always be getting in sticky situations, but with these tips, we can minimize accidents and keep everyone safe. Playground Safety Supervise: Always actively supervise children on the playground. Be aware of your environment:… Continue reading Safety Tips for Adoptive Parents
Are You Ready to Adopt a Child?
Adopting a child is a huge commitment that should not be taken lightly. It takes a lot of time and effort for a person and or couple to decide to take in another child and raise that child as their own. Adopting a child is a huge milestone in both the parent(s) and the child's… Continue reading Are You Ready to Adopt a Child?
Should I share that my child is adopted with his teachers?
As back to school rolls around, the school year signifies a time in which parents go above and beyond to ensure their children are as successful as they can be in the class. In the case of adoptees, this success can look a little different. The question of "should I share that my child is adopted with their teachers" begins to manifest.
Activities to Enjoy with the Family for the Rest of the Summer
As we approach the month of August, we can officially see the summer season coming to an end. Soon we will watch the leaves change color, the winds grow more robust, and find comfort in cuddling up under a blanket to watch football games. That is why Adoptions From The Heart provides you with some… Continue reading Activities to Enjoy with the Family for the Rest of the Summer
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
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?