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 Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially.
Choosing to place your infant for adoption is a very difficult process. This process can take a toll on expectant mothers; both emotionally and mentally. There are many conflicting emotions happening during the process; sometimes, birth mothers decide that adoption is not the right option for them. Here are some things to know if you… Continue reading What happens if I change my mind after adoption?
Making an adoption plan for your child is a very courageous, yet difficult decision. Expecting parents often describe a variety of emotions felt when placing their child for adoption. It is to experience feelings such as a sense of loss, grief, and even guilt. These feelings are all common even when you know that an… Continue reading How to Help Your Family Cope with Your Decision to Place your Child for Adoption
With National Attachment Trauma Awareness Day approaching on June 19th, we thought it would be beneficial to write about the effects of an attachment disorder on an adopted child. Did you know that one out of fifty infants nationwide suffer abuse and/or neglect annually? Often these children are so hurt that it takes more than… Continue reading The Effects of Attachment and Developmental Trauma and Ways to Heal the Adoptee
Raising a child as a single parent might be viewed by others as an “unconventional” life choice but to mothers and fathers who choose to do it on their own; they just want to make their dream into reality. Single men and women want to adopt a child for many of the same reasons that… Continue reading Adopting As a Single Parent by Choice, Making Dreams into Reality!
Labor and delivery and the hospital stay are probably the biggest causes of worry among some expectant mothers who are making adoption plans. They worry if they will have time with the baby, how they will feel, how they will be treated by the hospital staff, if they should include the adoptive parents, and many… Continue reading Pregnant? What to Expect at the Hospital if you are making an adoption plan
There are more and more adoption facilitators popping up throughout the adoption world leaving many families confused about what would be the best option for them. Unlike adoption agencies, adoption facilitators are unlicensed and unregulated companies who charge money to match prospective adoptive families with women considering adoption. Adoption facilitators are usually small organizations with… Continue reading What are adoption facilitators?
"So which one is the mother?" the questioner was most persistent. There we sat, my husband, my daughter, and her birth mom. We were eating lunch together during one of the pre-arranged meetings we'd agreed upon as we worked together to create an adoption plan before my daughter was even born. "I am," I answered,… Continue reading Open Adoption: On Family’s Story