“Open adoption can be beautiful in so many ways. They allow birth families to maintain a relationship with their biological child while their adoptive parents raise him or her. As with all relationships, healthy boundaries are essential to maintaining healthy relationships among the adoption triad.” https://adoption.com/setting-boundaries-post-placement/ Setting boundaries allows differentiation between the roles of Birthparents… Continue reading Setting Boundaries as a Birthparent
Are You Ready to Adopt a Child?
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?
Should I share that my child is adopted with his teachers?
As back to school rolls around, the school year signifies a time in which parents go above and beyond to ensure their children are as successful as they can be in the class. In the case of adoptees, this success can look a little different. The question of "should I share that my child is adopted with their teachers" begins to manifest.
Best Blog Posts of 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to recognize some of the most impactful blogs we published this year. These blogs are great resources for all members of the adoption triad, and we hope that you can benefit from the information provided! Things to Consider Before You Adopt Transracially Transracial adoption is very… Continue reading Best Blog Posts of 2021
October Awareness Month – Conditions to Be Aware of
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
Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors
After a year of being virtual, nature is calling. Why your family should answer the call. Parks sealed off with caution tape. Virtual schooling and stay-at-home orders. Masks and hand sanitizer stations on display. “Stay Well” truly is the tagline of 2020. As more and more people get vaccinated, our lives begin to reopen. Technology… Continue reading Wellness Month: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Families Outdoors
Breastfeeding and Adoption
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 Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?
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?
Talking About Religion with Your Child
Religion is an interesting topic. As a parent, it is important to be aware of your own beliefs and how you want your child to understand religion. It is an individual choice and based on cultural backgrounds. What you choose to share about religion, and in what way, will influence the way your child will… Continue reading Talking About Religion with Your Child
Open Adoption Interruptions Due to COVID-19
Navigating postponed visits and our tips to stay connected this winter. For almost a year, we have been experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigating the “new normal” is still challenging, especially when it seems as if guidelines and restrictions are constantly changing. One thing the pandemic has taught us is the importance of human connection and… Continue reading Open Adoption Interruptions Due to COVID-19