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Adoption Counseling

Adoption Counseling

Adoption Counseling What do you think of when you hear the word counseling? Some might consider counseling a place for “other people.” Perhaps you consider counseling to be a place for people with mental health issues or for people who can’t keep their emotions in check on a day to day basis. Maybe counseling is for the weak. Maybe there…

10 Common Reasons for Putting a Child Up for Adoption

10 Common Reasons for Putting a Child Up for Adoption

10 Common Reasons for Putting a Child Up for Adoption Many birth mothers struggle with the idea of creating an adoption plan for their baby. Oftentimes, they wonder if their reasons for placing their child for adoption are good enough or understandable. Will she be judged for carrying a child to term and selecting someone else to raise it? Making…

Transracial Adoption

Transracial Adoption

Transracial Adoption We have all seen the covers of People magazine featuring the beautiful photos of Sandra Bullock carrying her chubby thighed, smiley faced, African american baby boy or Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their gaggle of children of all different colors, shapes and sizes looking so regal and trendy. Thirty years ago, these families would have been viewed…

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…

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…

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…