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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…

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting

How to Tell Your Children You’re Adopting A soon-to-be mom can’t hide her secret from the world for very long. Her belly starts to swell, making it difficult for passersby to ignore the tiny kicks of a new baby. Adoptive parents can hide their expectancy for a much longer period of time. However, they will eventually need to share with…

5 Creative Ideas for an Adoption Shower

5 Creative Ideas for an Adoption Shower

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like? When a woman decides to have a baby, it only seems natural for her close friends and family members to throw a baby shower. This get-together is a great way for loved ones to express their support and help the new mother provide for her bundle of joy. Adoptive moms can often…

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like?

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like?

What Does an Open Adoption Really Look Like? Before you get too far into the adoption process, you will need to start considering what level of openness you want for your family. An open adoption allows your child to get to know their birth parents and hear more of their own story. You may even find it helpful to have…

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted?

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted?

Should Your New Child Know That He/She Is Adopted? New adoptive parents often wonder just how much they should share with their child about how they came to be a part of the family. Many parents hesitate to share about the adoption, even in today’s modern culture that is far more open and accepting. The overprotective nature of parents wants…

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile

How to Prepare for the Most Genuine Family Profile Your family book or adoption profile is one of the most significant aspects of the adoption process for prospective families. This simple book or page is designed to give birth mothers all of the information they need to make a decision on who should raise their unborn child. The process of…

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption

Tips for Preparing Family and Friends for Your Adoption When it comes to the prospect of adopting a child, most couples are giddy with anticipation and excitement. Their excitement may have developed over the course of months or years as they researched and learned everything there was to know about the gift of adoption. They may become even more elated…