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Grief Counseling in Adoption
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Grief Counseling in Adoption

There are many reasons why expectant parents may shy away from considering adoption. Myths about adoption, fear of the unknown, stigma, and grief and loss are all factors that may feel discouraging. However, none of those need to be the deciding factor in a pregnancy decision. The Grieving Process is a Reality While there is...

February 21, 2024February 21, 2024
To Birth Moms, and to My Birth Mom
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To Birth Moms, and to My Birth Mom

To birth moms, and to Cara, my birth mom, I’ve always found it a little bit difficult to categorize Cara, my birth mother, in my head. “Birth mom” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue and it can cause a casual conversation to switch gears pretty quickly. “Mom” doesn’t really work either because, well, Carrie is my...

January 17, 2024January 17, 2024
“I Could Never Do That” and Other Common Myths of Adoption
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“I Could Never Do That” and Other Common Myths of Adoption

Are you considering making an adoption plan but feel stuck by fear of the unknown? Maybe you only know what you’ve seen in the media or from another person’s experience. Or maybe you’ve decided to make an adoption plan but have questions when it comes to openness. These are all valid emotions, and your concerns...

November 22, 2023November 22, 2023
To My Daughter, A Birth Mother
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To My Daughter, A Birth Mother

At our Annual Birth Mother Brunch in May 2023, we asked a variety of members of the adoption constellation to write an Open Letter to Birth Moms Everywhere. These were letters written to all birth moms that share what the writer appreciates about the birth mom in his or her life as well as birth...

November 7, 2023November 7, 2023
Dear Birth Mother
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Dear Birth Mother

At our Annual Birth Mother Brunch in May 2023, we asked a variety of members of the adoption constellation to write an Open Letter to Birth Moms Everywhere. These were letters written to all birth moms that share what the writer appreciates about the birth mom in his or her life as well as birth...

September 29, 2023September 29, 2023
To Birth Mothers Everywhere
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To Birth Mothers Everywhere

At our Annual Birth Mother Brunch in May 2023, we asked a variety of members of the adoption constellation to write an Open Letter to Birth Moms Everywhere. These were letters written to all birth moms that share what the writer appreciates about the birth mom in his or her life as well as birth...

August 31, 2023August 31, 2023
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: For Expectant Fathers
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: For Expectant Fathers

At New Life Adoptions, we work with both expectant mothers and expectant fathers, meeting you where you are at in your decision-making. Every adoption situation looks different for expectant parents. Fathers can play a role in the decision-making and adoption planning process even if you don’t have a relationship with the mother at this time....

August 9, 2023August 9, 2023
Search and Reunion – Are You Ready?
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Search and Reunion – Are You Ready?

Deciding to search for your birth parent(s) or birth child can be a big decision. If you are feeling overwhelmed at all of the “what ifs” of a search, you are not alone. It is important to take some time before jumping into this process to make sure you are prepared. It can be an...

August 3, 2023August 3, 2023
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Post Adoption Services
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Post Adoption Services

Whether you are early on in your pregnancy and decision-making process, or you have put your plan into place, it is helpful to know what ongoing support is available after an adoption. There are many support organizations across the country that want to both empower and equip birth moms on their adoption journey. This is...

July 26, 2023July 26, 2023
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