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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Having an open adoption with some degree of communication between adoptive and birth families has proven beneficial for all involved. This open adoption process makes it much easier on the birth parents in terms of coping with feelings of loss and grief. They can stay updated on their biological child and know that they are… Continue reading The Importance of Communication between Adoptive and Birth Families