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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.…

On The Road In Sumter County

On The Road In Sumter County

At Gift of Life Adoptions, we are always looking to develop new relationships with other resources and agencies in Florida. Today, I decided to jump into my car and introduce Gift of Life Adoptions to some new faces and new facilities in Sumter County. My first stop was at the Bushnell Health Department, in Bushnell Florida. Bushnell is a small,…

Toddler adoption: Sara and Dylan’s Story

Toddler adoption: Sara and Dylan’s Story

Toddler adoption is always a bit different than your typically infant adoption. A lot of times Gift of Life gets to know these kiddos, and their moms, during the adoption process. When I think of toddler adoption, I always think of one particular little boy and his mother. This is the story of Sara and Dylan. Sarah was one of…

BIRTH MOM SUPPORT: ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT JOBS

BIRTH MOM SUPPORT: ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT JOBS

Earlier this week, I came across an article about a birth mom that had formed a support group to encourage other mothers that had also placed their child for adoption.  Rachel is a wonderful example of taking a difficult experience and using it to give back to others. Gift of Life has established a similar system with the program we…

Difficult Adoption Questions Toddler Adoption

Difficult Adoption Questions Toddler Adoption

When you think about adoption, you would normally picture a baby leaving the hospital just days after the birth.  You would picture the adoptive couple strapping the little one into a carseat and driving away. While most adoptions involve newborns, several toddler and older child adoptions happen every year. While making the decision to place your child for adoption is…

Nouveau Depart

Nouveau Depart

I always go into January a buzz of energy.  With the sloth and gluttony of holidays behind me, I enter these first few days of the year all fired up. One of the reasons that this happens is because social media is plastered with “inspirational” meme’s about “starting again”.  I read these meme’s and am filled with the sense of,…

The Great Disappearing Day

The Great Disappearing Day

It’s a new year, and I want to talk about the not often discussed phenomenon: December 31st The Great Disappearing Day! We’ve all experienced the magic of January 1st. The clock turns and we begin to slough off the gluttony of the season and think sensibly again. We dust off and update our Weight Watchers apps. We tuck holiday candies…