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Facing The Fears of Adoption: Openness in Adoption
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Facing The Fears of Adoption: Openness in Adoption

Often, when adoptive families or expectant parents first consider adoption, they have never heard of open adoption. With little understanding of what this type of relationship may look like, it can be easy to find yourself facing a variety of fears related to it. When you think about it, this makes a lot of sense....

July 30, 2021July 30, 2021
Lions and Tigers and Teens – Oh My!
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Lions and Tigers and Teens – Oh My!

Are you the adoptive parent of a teen or tween? Congratulations!… Or should I say good luck? Many parents face a roller-coaster of emotions as their adolescent is starting to separate from them. During these years they begin to rely more on friendships and forming their identity. Although it may feel rocky, these are all...

July 16, 2021July 16, 2021
Adoptive Family Profiles
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Adoptive Family Profiles

As you begin to make your adoptive family profile book, you may have questions that come to mind. How do we best represent our family in this book? What details do birth parents want to know about us? How do we accurately portray who we are without meeting someone in person first? Maybe you’re thinking...

June 22, 2021June 22, 2021
Adoption Support Through BraveLove
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Adoption Support Through BraveLove

Becoming a birth mother by making an adoption plan for your child is not a choice that is made lightly. Your love for your child is so large and brave. Finding support and understanding for your adoption plan may seem difficult. But, there are people and organizations out there that are rooting you on, one...

June 4, 2021June 4, 2021
I Just Turned 18… Now What?
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I Just Turned 18… Now What?

If you were adopted and recently turned 18, congratulations! This is a big moment in your life. It opens up opportunities for both new freedom and responsibility. As you are exploring new possibilities, your thoughts may turn to adoption. Adoptees who are newly 18 often wonder, “What now? Can I get more information about my...

May 14, 2021May 14, 2021
A Mother by A Different Name
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A Mother by A Different Name

New Life Adoptions hosts a birth mother event every year to honor the decision birth mothers make to place their child for adoption. Our theme for our Birth Mother Brunch this year is A Mother by A Different Name. As we prepared for this event, I was struck again by what is in a name,...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
Come to the Table
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Come to the Table

For years I received an invitation to New Life Adoptions’ Birth Mother’s Event, and for years I had one excuse or another to not attend. I think it really just came down to being afraid. Then one year I felt this nudge to just go and check it out. I was no longer afraid but...

April 26, 2021April 26, 2021
The Extended Family of Adoption
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The Extended Family of Adoption

If you think about all of your extended relatives, you begin to see how varied and unique these relationships are. It’s the same for birth parents and adoptive families. In adoption, there is a also a deep connection between adoptive families and birth families because of their roots. This is the extended family of adoption....

April 16, 2021April 16, 2021
Motherhood: A Birth Grandmother’s Story
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Motherhood: A Birth Grandmother’s Story

Finding Out about Kendrah’s Pregnancy When my daughter, Kendrah, first told me that she was pregnant, I remember she was very upset. She was worried that I would be mad at her. My first reaction was, “I need 5 minutes to process this!” After a brief moment, I jumped into action. I knew my daughter...

April 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Hope for the Journey
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Hope for the Journey

New Life Adoptions has supported the mission of Show Hope by hosting a simulcast of the Empowered to Connect Conference for the past few years. This year the conference has been both restructured and renamed: Hope for the Journey. We are thrilled to host an in-person simulcast of this informative event on Friday, April 9th...

March 29, 2021March 31, 2021
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