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Open Adoption

Open Adoption

Open Adoption Early in the adoption process, both birth and adoptive parents need to ask themselves: What level of openness do I want for my adoption? This can be a difficult answer to come to since it involves factors that are still unknown. You know little about the relationship you’re agreeing to. You don’t yet know the names, faces, challenges…

An Adoptive Parent’s Guide to the Hospital Experience

An Adoptive Parent’s Guide to the Hospital Experience

An adoptive parent’s guide to the hospital experience As adoptive parents, there are many milestones in the adoption process. You spend a notable amount of energy and coping skills as you navigate each step and overcome the challenges that may have already come your way. To think, this is before actual parenting begins! Finally, you’re matched and your birth mother’s…

Surviving The Adoption Wait

Surviving The Adoption Wait

Surviving The Adoption Wait You have chosen your agency or attorney of choice. You survived that dreaded Home Study. You spent hours creating your Profile Book. You are officially “APPROVED to adopt”, so what now? The past few months have been leading up to this moment and you were feverishly filling out forms, scheduling interviews, doctor’s appointments, and pulling all…

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…

Personal Adoption Agency

Personal Adoption Agency

Deciding to place your baby for adoption is never an easy decision to make. It’s a new and unknown journey. But choosing the right adoption agency to guide you through the process can give you some peace of mind. The following are some things you should look for in an agency. Gift of Life Adoptions has been helping birth parents…

Hats Off To Healthpark Medical Center In Ft. Myers

Hats Off To Healthpark Medical Center In Ft. Myers

Gift of Life Adoptions works with many hospitals and hospital staff in the state of Florida throughout the year. Recently, we had the pleasure of completing an adoption at Healthpark Medical Center in Ft. Myers and the hospital staff could not have been more generous and hospitable to our staff, the adoptive parents, the birth parents and this precious baby. The…