Adoption, Birth Parents, prospective adoptive parents

My first birth mothers day (an outsiders perspective)

Let me introduce myself... My name is Mayra and I am Adoptions From The Heart's Events and Marketing Coordinator. Although I went to school to be a journalist, event planning has always been a great passion for me. When I had the opportunity to join this amazing agency; I knew that this was the job… Continue reading My first birth mothers day (an outsiders perspective)

Adoption, Birth Fathers, Open Adoption

Birth Parents and Placing a Child for Adoption without Family Support

Deciding to place a child for adoption is not a decision that is made overnight. Birth parents are extremely strong individuals that sacrifice so much for their baby’s future, but just because they are strong it does not mean that they do not need support during the adoption process. Sometimes when a expecting mother shares… Continue reading Birth Parents and Placing a Child for Adoption without Family Support

Birth Parents, Expecting Parents Considering Adoption, Open Adoption

Pregnant? What to Expect at the Hospital if you are making an adoption plan

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

Adoptees, adoptive parents, Birth Parents

National Adoption Month & Living In The “Triad”

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the adoption of children as well as the women who have chosen adoption for their children.  A birthmother is not brave; she is not strong or tough. She is simply a mother— mothers by instinct protect and love their children. She had the most… Continue reading National Adoption Month & Living In The “Triad”

Birth Parents, Open Adoption, Parenting

We Love You All The Same: Telling Your Children A Sibling Was Placed for Adoption

Recently we received an interesting question from a woman who had worked with our agency a few years ago. And while this situation may seem unusual for some, it is more common than you might think. Melanie is a mother to four young boys. She parents 3 at home and one was placed with his… Continue reading We Love You All The Same: Telling Your Children A Sibling Was Placed for Adoption

Birth Parents

How to get Through The Holidays

Reposted with permission from the author Amy S and from the original blog Birthmom buds So, how many of you have a hard time dealing with adoption emotions through the holidays? I am sure all of us who are reading this can raise their hand, and say that we need the counseling more than the… Continue reading How to get Through The Holidays

adoptive parents, Birth Parents, Open Adoption

Open Adoption: On Family’s Story

"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