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?
October is a month dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness, and while this is important to acknowledge, there are many other conditions of which to be aware. Educating yourself and spreading awareness on these conditions may benefit your children, others around you, and even yourself. Having said this, below are eight conditions to be recognized that… Continue reading October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of
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
Why visits are so meaningful and how to promote healthy relationships for every individual AFTH birth mother Samantha helping daughter Charlotte walk during a visit at Millburn Orchard Last year was challenging and frightening. With so many unknowns from the coronavirus, our lives had to halt, keeping us confined to our homes. In order to… Continue reading Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?
Warning: spoilers ahead! A look into how adoption is portrayed in Season 5. Kate and her husband Toby meeting Ellie, their future daughter's birth mom in a park. Have you joined the “This is Us” fan club yet? Now in its fifth season, the NBC hit drama explores different adoption storylines as it takes viewers… Continue reading Representation of Adoption in NBC’s “This is Us”
An Adoption Social Worker can go by many names: adoption specialist or adoption agent. Names aside, these social workers all provide an easier path in the adoption process between the triad. The triad is made up of the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. The social worker provides counseling and makes sure the… Continue reading What is an Adoption Social Worker?
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
Valerie Trumbower is a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor and the mother for three, including a set of twins. Her online courses Expecting 101™ and Expecting 101...You’re Adopting™ have helped many families prepare for life with their newborns. For all things baby follow her on Instagram @newparentsacademy. Some people have never heard… Continue reading Did You Know… Adoptive Parents Can Hire a Doula Too?
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. When my husband and I were in the adoption process, I connected… Continue reading The Benefits of Adoption Community During the Process
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