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When to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption
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When to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption

When should you tell your child that they were adopted? The simple answer is—often and as early as possible. Adopting an Infant If you adopt your child as an infant, you should begin talking to them about their birth parents and their adoption story as soon as you come home from the hospital. You may...

November 21, 2022November 22, 2022
Tips for the Annoying Side Effects of Lactation Suppression
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Tips for the Annoying Side Effects of Lactation Suppression

Are you wanting to be done producing breastmilk? This is a personal choice, but there are side effects that come along with it. Know that this is a phase only, and here are some tips to help you through. Leaking You may leak milk. You are normal if this happens, but it can be embarrassing...

November 11, 2022November 11, 2022
Tips for Making an Adoptive Family Profile Book
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Tips for Making an Adoptive Family Profile Book

When prospective adoptive families near the end of their home study process, they finalize their adoption profile book. New Life Adoptions provides detailed guidelines for families as they begin creating their profile; however, it can be overwhelming to sum up your life in one small book! In order to help with this process, we have...

October 21, 2022October 21, 2022
Lactation Suppression Tips
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Lactation Suppression Tips

What is suppression? Suppression means you want to stop your milk supply. There are many reasons to want to stop the production of breastmilk whether personal or medical. Some reasons one may decide to stop producing milk may include: placing for adoption and having no desire to pump and provide breastmilk; baby is no longer...

October 7, 2022October 10, 2022
Moods, Emotions, and Hormones with Lactation
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Moods, Emotions, and Hormones with Lactation

You gave birth and you decided to place your baby for adoption. Your body will still produce breastmilk two to five days after your delivery. This is the natural process your body goes through, and now you have a decision to make. If you have not considered it yet as part of your birth and...

August 29, 2022October 10, 2022
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Putting Your Plan into Place
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Putting Your Plan into Place

After your hospital time, you may be wondering what’s next. First and foremost, the days after you discharge are for you to heal and take care of yourself. The next couple of months will be a time of adjustment and for you to put your adoption plan into place. You will continue to meet with...

June 24, 2022June 24, 2022
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Postpartum
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Postpartum

Women usually plan very carefully for the labor and delivery time in the hospital but often don’t think to plan for the time after the baby arrives. I am talking about the hours and first few days after the baby is born. This period is called post-partum. After working 15 years taking care of new...

June 20, 2022July 18, 2022
Dear Foster Parents
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Dear Foster Parents

Dear Foster Parents, May is National Foster Care month, so we wanted to share this letter to recognize and thank you as a New Life Adoptions foster parent. Whether you are a current foster parent or you have given generously of your time, home, and love years ago, your commitment to serve in this capacity...

May 13, 2022June 20, 2022
Choosing a Designated Adoption
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Choosing a Designated Adoption

And from that day on, I knew, if I ever found myself in the same situation, too young and pregnant, I would do an adoption. Sometimes, when I look back to that time when I was 19, sitting in my parent’s bathroom, staring at the positive pregnancy test in my hand, I am speechless. From...

May 4, 2022June 20, 2022
You Are Not Alone: Finding Your Community
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You Are Not Alone: Finding Your Community

Each year, New Life Adoptions hosts a Birth Mother Brunch on National Birth Mother Day, the day before Mother’s Day. This event honors birth moms for their sacrificial, loving decision to place their child(ren) for adoption – to celebrate each unique story of adoption. Support From Those Who “Get It” While our goal is to...

April 18, 2022April 18, 2022
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