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6 KEYS TO A GREAT ADOPTION PROFILE

6 KEYS TO A GREAT ADOPTION PROFILE

Gift of Life has seen hundreds of adoptive family profiles in our almost 20 years of being open.  We have seen them change from homemade scrapbooks, to word documents and powerpoint displays, and now they are mostly beautiful glossy books from many of the photography websites and software that is now available. I recently asked our Adoptive Parent Coordinator to…

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

Gift of Life Adoptions was honored to attend an open house at Oasis Pregnancy Care Center.  On Monday May 11, 2015 Oasis officially celebrated the two year anniversary of being at their Wesley Chapel location. A lovely volunteer graciously took our staff on a tour and told wonderful stories of all they have been able to accomplish there in the…

A NEW FLORIDA DESTINATION SPOT

A NEW FLORIDA DESTINATION SPOT

If you happen to be vacationing in Florida, come visit the Gift of Life bus bench.  It is wonderfully placed in Bradenton, by the majestic Manatee River. This scenic location is complete with broad walkways and rustling palm trees.  Some of the amenities this bus bench has to offer are sitting, lounging and leaning. Conveniently situated next to the Manatee…

TALKING ABOUT ADOPTION ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

TALKING ABOUT ADOPTION ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, Virginia and Gift of Life Adoptions have a great partnership. For several years, we have been working together to create families through adoption.  This wonderful relationship has resulted in several completed adoptions. CCC invited Leah Wild and Roxanne Robertson from Gift of Life to give a presentation to approximately 25 people. Several of these hopeful…

A HAIRY SITUATION

A HAIRY SITUATION

I was at Morton Plant Hospital facilitating a meeting between an adoptive couple and birth mom.  The birth mom was a kind, young, African American woman. I had worked with her for only a few months.  The couple was Caucasian from the Midwest and had been waiting to complete their family, through adoption, for quite a while. The couple could…

WHERE TO START WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

WHERE TO START WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

My daughters were 2 and almost 4 years old when they came to us as biological sisters through the foster care system. They wanted to know more about their background but there were gaps I could not fill. I didn’t have much information to offer.  Their background seemed to be filled with blank spots that could only be filled with…

A MOTHER’S HEART: GOD’S PERFECT TIME

A MOTHER’S HEART: GOD’S PERFECT TIME

My girls did not come to me the way I had expected, but they came to me in God’s perfect time. God blessed me with two beautiful daughters and now I have a granddaughter who is the light of my life. My husband and I were foster parents and our girls came to our home from a developmentally delayed mother…

BIRTH MOM’S GUIDE TO BIRTHING CLASSES

BIRTH MOM’S GUIDE TO BIRTHING CLASSES

Hospitals offer a variety of classes to prepare you for the birth of your baby. If you live in Orlando, you can participate in birthing classes offered at the Winnie Palmer Hospital. Although there are many classes, it might be hard to tell which ones would be a good fit, or a comfortable situation, for an adoption minded birth mothers.…

WELCOME TO GIFT OF LIFE ADOPTIONS

WELCOME TO GIFT OF LIFE ADOPTIONS

Adoption is our passion at Gift of Life Adoptions and we are excited to announce that we are starting a blog! As an agency  we have been facilitating adoptions in Florida for over 20 years and now we are looking forward to discussing adoption in this new format. This blog will cover topics important to everyone involved in the Adoption…