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?
Transracial or transcultural adoption refers to the placement of a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of a different race or ethnic group. When considering transracial or transcultural adoption, the first step is to sit down and examine your beliefs and attitudes about race and ethnicity. Not only should… Continue reading 6 Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.
While no agency out there is perfect, there is a perfect agency for you! When it comes to finding the right agency for your family, don’t settle. We’re here to help guide you. Write down a list of requirements. To start the process, you must know what you are looking for. Write down a list… Continue reading How To Choose The Right Adoption Agency For Your Family.
If you’re thinking about becoming a transracial family, there is a lot to consider. Adopting transracially goes so far beyond educating oneself on hair care and celebrating black history month. In addition to your commitment to basic parental duties, there is a commitment to caring for your child’s racial wellbeing. Here are just a few… Continue reading Considering becoming a transracial family
Emotions are running high throughout the early stages of a birth parent’s adoption journey. What most women are not considering when placing, are the emotions they will feel later down the line when starting a family. If you’re a birth parent on the road to parenting, this is our advice: Brace yourself for the question… Continue reading What to expect: choosing to parent after placing
As an adoptive parent, it is natural to want to show your child’s birth parents that your child is happy, healthy, and loved. As visits from birth parents' approach, many find themselves feeling nervous and unsure of what to say or how to make the visit enjoyable. Relax, your child’s birth parents will see what a great job you are doing. Here are some tips on getting the most… Continue reading How to make the most out of birth parent visits
Becoming a parent can be an intimidating role to take on. If you haven’t thought about it already, it’s important to take some time to educate yourself on the basics of parenting. Even if your match doesn’t become a placement, understanding the fundamentals of infant care is crucial during your transition to parenthood. Loving Your… Continue reading Adoptive Families General Newborn Care Guide
Written by Rebekah McGee, a New York Adoption Consultant with Adoptions from the Heart. She and her husband adopted an infant son from Ethiopia in 2012 after a 2.5 year adoption process. Their family then had two biological daughters in 2013 and 2017. I remember being a “waiting family” and having a love-hate relationship with… Continue reading Recovering from the Holidays as a Waiting Family
As we close out 2018 and begin a new year, we want to look back at the Top 10 Blog Posts our followers enjoyed last year. #1 - What You Need to Know When Adopting a Baby with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) #2 - Adoption Social Workers: What I See From Behind The Scenes #3… Continue reading Wrapping up 2018: Top 10 Love Builds Families Blog Posts
In the new year, we all strive to make resolutions in hopes to transform our outlooks on life. We may want to exercise more to become stronger or reach out more frequently to friends and loved ones. Awareness is one of the most popular resolutions with which we want to utilize to our advantage, whether… Continue reading New Year, New Language