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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 

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, Birth Parents, Open Adoption, prospective adoptive parents, Support Groups, waiting

What is an Adoption Social Worker?

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?

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Why Birth Parent Support is Important

A look into the services offered by Adoptions From the Heart for Birth Parents After placing a child for adoption, you may feel many emotions during the grieving process and in search of a place to talk openly. Adoptions From The Heart provides services to our clients that support and allow birth parents to thrive.… Continue reading Why Birth Parent Support is Important

Adoption, adoption funding, adoptive parents, Domestic Adoption, foster care, International Adoption, Open Adoption, Special Needs Adoption, Support Groups

How to Choose the Right Adoption Agency for Your Family

Choosing an Adoption Agency or attorney to work with you through your journey of building a family is not an easy decision. These are the people that will help join you with your future child. There are many elements to consider when deciding what agency to work with during your journey.

Adoption, adoptive parents, Attachment, Parenting, Support Groups

Adoptive Parents: Experiencing the Adoption Journey with Support

Support helps to build a strong foundation in every relationship, including those surrounding adoption. We will be focusing on the importance of support for prospective adoptive parents during each stage of the adoption journey. The Child Welfare Information Gateway created a very informative fact sheet that will be referenced through this post, if you wish… Continue reading Adoptive Parents: Experiencing the Adoption Journey with Support

Adoptees, Adoption, adoptive parents, Attachment, foster care, new fathers, new mothers, Open Adoption, Parenting, Support Groups

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

Adoption, Birth Fathers, Birth Parents, new fathers, Open Adoption, Support Groups

The Birth Parent Perspective in Open Adoptions: A Focus on Birth Fathers

Birth mother’s are often times front and center when open adoption is being discussed, but it is important that birth father’s are not left out of the conversation. A Deeper Look at the Emotional Impact for Birth Fathers Mary Martin Mason, the author of Out of the Shadows: Birthfathers’ Stories, conducted in depth interviews of… Continue reading The Birth Parent Perspective in Open Adoptions: A Focus on Birth Fathers