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Sam’s Sister

Sam’s Sister

Sam’s Sister by Juliet C. Bond and illustrations by Dawn W. Majewski In the adoption world, we explore the experience of an adopted child quite a bit – and with good reason. It’s imperative as adults that we are aware of a child’s perspective and how they process big feelings in life. We’re their guide to how to conceptualize, process…

5 Things To Remember When Talking To A Birth Mother

5 Things To Remember When Talking To A Birth Mother

5 Things to Remember When Talking to a Birth Mother Talking with the birth mother of your potential child is a nerve-wracking experience for all parties involved. Adoptive families often wait patiently for the possibility of a match with a prospective birth mother, and the first conversation can be especially terrifying. Is there a possibility that the connection won’t be…

Why Do Parents Place Their Child for Adoption?

Why Do Parents Place Their Child for Adoption?

Why Do Parents Place Their Child for Adoption? Many myths exist in the adoption world regarding why a birth mother would make the decision to place her child in an adoptive home. Stigma can surround a woman who is attempting to give her child the very best possible future, but it doesn’t need to be that way. These women (and…

Adoption Through the Years

Adoption Through the Years

Adoption Through The Years It’s no wonder that most people have been touched by adoption in some way. Maybe you’re an adoptee, adoptive parent or birth parent. Or, you know someone who is. At the very least, you probably have a friend, co-worker or acquaintance who is apart of the adoption triad. Adoption isn’t a new concept in our society.…

How I Was Adopted

How I Was Adopted

How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole and illustrations by Maxie Chambliss. This book starts with information for adoptive parents on talking with their child about adoption. This section of the book is informative and may give adoptive parents the confidence needed to answer adoption related questions their child might have. Not all adoptive parents know exactly where to start as their children…

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…