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How Birth Moms Can Cope with Baby Showers

How Birth Moms Can Cope with Baby Showers

How Birth Moms Can Cope with Baby Showers Attending a baby shower can be a painful reminder of a major loss in your life if you happen to be a birth mother. Unfortunately, the mirth that surrounds a new little life is difficult to avoid forever. You will eventually be invited to attend another baby shower that may leave you…

How to Find a New Normal After Giving Birth

How to Find a New Normal After Giving Birth

How to Find a New Normal After Giving Birth Are you worried about what life will look like after your child is officially placed for adoption? Maybe you have already given birth to your child and are having a difficult time finding a new routine and sense of normalcy in your life. After all, you just experienced a major loss…

5 Ways to Prepare for A Failed Match

5 Ways to Prepare for A Failed Match

5 Ways to Prepare for A Failed Match There are no guarantees when it comes to adopting a child. The road to adoption can be quick and easy or it can be long and hard. So many factors have to play out in order for a child to finally become your own. As a hopeful adoptive parent, you have probably…

5 Questions Birth Moms Hate to Hear

5 Questions Birth Moms Hate to Hear

5 Questions Birth Moms Hate to Hear Birth mothers often have a difficult time having a conversation with someone else about their decision to place a child for adoption. She wants to share her side of the story and spread awareness about the challenging and brave decision she made for her baby. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for her to…

How To Deal With People Who Don’t Understand

How To Deal With People Who Don’t Understand

How to Deal with People Who Don’t Understand Every birth mother knows that she is making a courageous and selfless decision to give her child a better life through adoption. While she may sometimes doubt her decision and wrestle with the grief of placing her newborn, she understands deep down that she is making the perfect choice for her and…

How to Make a Lifebook for Your Child

How to Make a Lifebook for Your Child

How to Make a Lifebook for Your Child One of the biggest fears that a birth mother may have is whether her children will have questions about her as they are growing up. Many adoptees want to know where they came from, and they crave information about their biological families as they grow older. Particularly in closed adoptions, it can…

ICPC Florida Survival Guide

ICPC Florida Survival Guide

ICPC Florida Survival Guide Congratulations! You have left the hospital or agency with your new, sweet baby. You may be feeling a lot of emotions right now. Excited. Happy. In love. Exhausted…. Maybe even home sick. If you live out of state and you are traveling to Florida to adopt, you need to be ready for a stay in Florida…