Originally Posted November 15, 2010 by Rebekah McGee. Rebekah is 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. They are a transracial and special-needs… Continue reading Comparing Adoption and pregnancy is like comparing Apples to oranges to kiwis
At the end of pregnancy, one of the big topics on to do lists is packing a hospital bag. Many parents-to-be spend lots of time carefully deciding what to bring to the hospital for their baby’s birth. While the contents of an adoptive family’s hospital bag will be different, it remains an important topic to… Continue reading Packing Your Hospital Bag as a Prospective Adoptive Family
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
Choosing to adopt is a big decision. You have explored all the roads to adopt and have determined that Domestic Adoption is the right path to expand your family. We are sure you will have plenty of questions about the journey including the process and so we have created a step-by-step guide for first time… Continue reading What Happens Next: Domestic Adoption for First Time Applicants
I’m not asking readers to completely shift their beliefs about adoption. I would just encourage prospective adoptive parents to actively seek out adoptee and birth parent voices whether it be online or in-person to gain a better understanding of all the sides of the adoption experience...It won’t be easy, but it will enrich your journey and better prepare you to raise a child who comes into your home through open adoption.
The adoption process is full of highs and lows as well as paperwork and classes and then of course the waiting. At times, things may feel overwhelming or you may be struggling with all the unknowns. We have asked several social workers to share what they wished prospective adoptive parents knew throughout each phase of… Continue reading Things Adoption Social Workers Wish Prospective Adoptive Parents Knew
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?
All reviewed books are available in our branch offices or in our online store. Surrogacy Was The Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories by Zara Griswald - This book takes a look at the intended parents perspective of surrogacy and is very helpful for both surrogates and intended parents going through surrogacy. It looks… Continue reading December Book Reviews