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How Much Does It Cost to Put a Child up for Adoption?

How Much Does It Cost to Put a Child up for Adoption?

Finding yourself in need of adoption services can be a difficult position as a birth mother. However, there are plenty of resources available to birth mothers who choose adoption for their newborns. While there are often many questions regarding adoption, one of the most frequently asked questions regards the process’s financial part. Learn more about how much does it cost…

How Long Is the Adoption Process?

How Long Is the Adoption Process?

How Long Is the Adoption Process? Choosing to grow your family through adoption is a beautiful and wonderful decision. Many hopeful adoptive parents are eager to begin the process and bring home their child. Every adoption process is different, and the circumstances can significantly vary. However, while we would all love for adoptions to happen quickly, that rarely is the…

How To Put an Older Child Up For Adoption

How To Put an Older Child Up For Adoption

How To Put an Older Child Up For Adoption There are times in parenting when you realize that things are not working out quite as they should. While adoption is a serious undertaking that should be carefully considered, it is sometimes the only answer for a hurting child and parent. There are many reasons why a parent may decide to…

How Old Do You Have to Be to Adopt?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Adopt?

Adoptive parents come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, and cultures. While there are some strict guidelines to follow during the adoption process, you may be surprised to learn how inclusive the adoption world really is. Learn more about the age requirements for those adults looking to grow their family through adoption in Florida. Minimum Age Requirement Florida state law…

Why Is Adoption So Expensive?

Why Is Adoption So Expensive?

Why Is Adoption So Expensive? When deciding to grow your family through adoption, one of the first questions that may come to mind is the cost of adoption. You’ve probably heard story about story regarding how expensive adoption is with looming costs in the tens of thousands of dollars. While adoption can seem costly, it can be hard to look…

A Gift for Little Tree

A Gift for Little Tree

A Gift for Little Tree by Colleen D.C. Maequez and illustrations by Masako Dunn. This book is written as a parable. At first glance, one might think this is a book about an apple orchard. But a second read shows a beautiful adoption metaphor woven throughout. This story opens up introducing readers to a farmer, who lovingly cares for the…

Birth Mom Care Bags

Birth Mom Care Bags

Gift of Life Adoptions has been working with birth moms for over 25 years. We understand that every adoption is special and unique and no matter how you look at, adoption is a blessing. Adoption is something to be proud of and is an unselfish act of love. Only you can decide if you are in a position to be…

Is Adoption Right For Me?

Is Adoption Right For Me?

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy there are a number of thoughts that will run through your head. How will I financially care for my baby? Am I ready to be a parent? Are there things I want to accomplish before I have a baby? These questions are the tip of the iceberg, but what reflections should you have if…

A Safe Haven For Newborns

A Safe Haven For Newborns

Many of us cannot even begin to imagine abandoning our newborn. This is a tragic event, but some parents feel they have no other options and no place to turn. It is never someones first thought when finding out they are pregnant. It is an act of desperation and fear. Because of the shame and stigma attached to abandonment they…