After a year of being virtual, nature is calling. Why your family should answer the call. Parks sealed off with caution tape. Virtual schooling and stay-at-home orders. Masks and hand sanitizer stations on display. “Stay Well” truly is the tagline of 2020. As more and more people get vaccinated, our lives begin to reopen. Technology… Continue reading Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors
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Breastfeeding and Adoption
The first week of August is National Breastfeeding Week. Over the years, breastfeeding retains scrutiny from many groups of people. Some champion bottle feeding and maintain the idea that breastfeeding is inappropriate, especially in public settings. Some champion women's rights and believe a woman should choose for herself when and where to breastfeed her child.… Continue reading Breastfeeding and Adoption
Considering becoming a transracial 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
Life after adoption – how to make the transition easier.
Having a child will change your life. Is a time of happiness and celebration, but it can also bring some challenges. There are many reasons why parents struggle at the beginning - sleep depredation, adjusting to the new life, and many more. Here are some tips of what to do, so the transition to this… Continue reading Life after adoption – how to make the transition easier.
What to Expect After Adopting a Newborn Baby
A Few Things to Expect After Adopting a Newborn You’ve may have seen the movies, read the books, heard the stories, and know that parenting a newborn is no piece of cake. Adopting a newborn is something you might have waited awhile for, and finally receiving the call is exciting. But sometimes things don’t go… Continue reading What to Expect After Adopting a Newborn Baby
Saying Things You Think Are Helpful, But Actually Hurt
Adoption can be a difficult road to navigate. For birth parents, this can be a rocky road with highs that we appreciate and lows that can reach the deepest valley. Some of us are lucky enough to have a support system that is set in place. Other birth […]
I Want to Adopt…Now What?
I Want to Adopt – Now What? Men and women all around the United States make one life-altering decision every day. Oftentimes, this decision is an amazing one: I want to adopt a child. With this choice comes relief for some and anxiety for others. What will this mean for me and my family? What does… Continue reading I Want to Adopt…Now What?
Celebrities Adopt: Inspirational Quotes About Adoption
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey “I have a lot of respect for my birth mother. I know she must have had a lot of love for me to want to give what she felt was a better chance.” – Faith Hill “We look at adoption as a… Continue reading Celebrities Adopt: Inspirational Quotes About Adoption
Older Child Adoption Guide: Adopting an Older Child & Parenting your Adopted Child as They Grow
Adopting a Pre-School or School-Aged Child There are special challenges present when adopting a pre-school aged child. Deborah Gray, author of Attaching in Adoption and Nurturing Adoptions presents ten tips for the first year of placement that we suggest adoptive parents take time to read and discuss with family members. Here is an excerpt of… Continue reading Older Child Adoption Guide: Adopting an Older Child & Parenting your Adopted Child as They Grow
Paper Pregnancy: How Adoptive Parents Can Celebrate Their Time “Expecting”
When a pregnant woman walks into a store, she might get asked “is it a boy or a girl?” “when are you due?” “how are you feeling?” When a couple is experiencing paper pregnancy, in the stage of waiting with an adoption, that questioning doesn’t usually naturally occur. Hopeful adoptive parents are in an exciting… Continue reading Paper Pregnancy: How Adoptive Parents Can Celebrate Their Time “Expecting”