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
5 Ways to Cope for Waiting Families
Most families that adopt go through the waiting period, waiting to be put on the list, waiting for family to choose them, waiting for the finalization. Many of them went through their waiting period when trying to conceive a child before turning to adoption. All this waiting with an unknown future in the balance can… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cope for Waiting Families
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?
6 Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.
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.
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. When my husband and I were in the adoption process, I connected… Continue reading The Benefits of Adoption Community During the Process
Recovering from the Holidays as a Waiting Family
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
Ways Adoptive Parents Can Cope through The Holidays
The adoption process takes quite a while and somehow during the holiday season, the wait for adoptive parents seems to be twice as long. Seeing pictures of families can stir up feelings of incompleteness as you wait for your child to arrive. To avoid feeling discouraged and uneasy, here are some tips for adoptive parents… Continue reading Ways Adoptive Parents Can Cope through The Holidays
What to Do If My Partner & I Don’t Agree During the Adoption Process
The adoption process is often compared to riding a roller coaster with many ups and downs along the way. As you work through the adoption process, you and your partner might uncover some areas of disagreement. Do not panic. Just as disagreements are common in many aspects of relationships, the adoption process is not immune.… Continue reading What to Do If My Partner & I Don’t Agree During the Adoption Process
Stages of Waiting
We’ve all heard of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross model for the stages of grief, but what about the Adoption stages of waiting? We all know how difficult and frustrating the process can be – we also know how joyous and amazing it can be as well. Sometimes the frustration gets overwhelming and you need a break.… Continue reading Stages of Waiting