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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…

Can I Adopt if I’m Single?

Can I Adopt if I’m Single?

Can I Adopt if I’m Single? Can you actually adopt a child without a partner? This question faces thousands of individuals each year, but they are unsure what the answer really is. They might dream of having a family one day but can’t find the perfect partner to start a family with. The pain of having to wait for a…

How to Handle Adoption Announcements

How to Handle Adoption Announcements

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting You’ve probably received one of those precious postcards in the mail with the picture of a smiling newborn and his birth information. Birth announcements are incredibly commonplace for parents to send out when they have a biological child. They are a sweet way of allowing friends and family members to see the new…