Helping A Woman Who Has Chosen To Place Her Child For Adoption

When someone decides to place their child for adoption, they haven’t decided to give up on their baby. As I’ve seen in numerous placements, women make an adoption plan in order to improve the lives of their children. It’s not a sign of weakness, but of strength and dedication. Making an adoption plan is courageous and, for many pregnant women, extremely difficult. Making An Adoption Plan Can Be Lonely It can also be isolating. Lots of prejudices about adoption, and specifically about … [Read more...]

What to Know as You Welcome Home Your Adopted Child

In 2012, slightly more than 52,000 children were adopted out foster care in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just under 9,000 children were adopted from foreign countries that same year. Over a third of children adopted internationally were between the ages of 1 and 2, while the average age for children in foster care was just over 9 years old. Whether you are adopting a child from the U.S., abroad or out of foster care, use the following as a guide for … [Read more...]

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