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The One Not Meant To Stay
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The One Not Meant To Stay

We called him Evan*. But that’s not his name. We were chosen by an expectant mother in November to adopt her baby. Hesitantly hopeful, knowing that at any time it’s her right to decide to parent, we spent the next few months getting to know her and her family. We love them all and are...

February 5, 2020February 5, 2020
Why Open Adoption?
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Why Open Adoption?

Over the years, openness in adoption has changed dramatically. Since 1980, when New Life Adoptions began providing adoption services, the norm has gone from solely closed adoptions to nearly all adoptive placements having some level of openness. In some cases, these are very open adoptions in which birth families babysit, have overnight visits, or even...

January 24, 2020January 24, 2020
How to Plan an Adoption Fundraising Event
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How to Plan an Adoption Fundraising Event

When we began our first adoption journey in 2015, we were walking in faith that along with our savings and careful budgeting, God would provide the funds to meet the financial expectations of the adoption. The month before our son was born, it was clear that our final payment would not happen without some intentional...

January 10, 2020January 27, 2020
The Importance of an Adoption Competent Therapist
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The Importance of an Adoption Competent Therapist

The anticipation of the holidays and the new year ahead can feel invigorating and exciting. However, this time of year can also bring up a variety of difficult feelings for many people, including those who have been touched by adoption – birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents. It is important to deal with these feelings,...

December 13, 2019January 27, 2020
Note to My Baby
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Note to My Baby

Placing my daughter for adoption was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. It was not made quickly or easily. It took months of counseling with my wonderful and caring social worker at New Life Adoptions, much prayer, and deep thought. As my pregnancy progressed, I grew to love my baby more...

November 27, 2019January 27, 2020
National Adoption Month
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National Adoption Month

November is recognized as National Adoption Month. Originally, only one week was designated to honor and create awareness about adoption, but it has now been expanded to National Adoption Month for over 20 years. In the month of November, those who have been touched by adoption can come together to promote awareness, share how adoption...

November 1, 2019November 1, 2019
Adoption Terminology
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Adoption Terminology

How we talk about adoption matters, so it is valuable to know where these phrases come from. What words or phrases do people use when talking about adoption? Did a mom “put up” her baby, “give up” her child, or “place her child for adoption?” How we talk about adoption matters, so it is valuable...

October 18, 2019January 27, 2020
Advice for Birth Parents from Birth Parents
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Advice for Birth Parents from Birth Parents

When Elise came along, it gave me a softer side but also gave me a strong side and a more protective side. Going through everything we had to go through for her, it gave me a confidence that there’s nothing I can’t go through and succeed in. The adoption journey is so unique to each...

September 6, 2019January 27, 2020
Adoption Fundraising 101
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Adoption Fundraising 101

Early on in the adoption journey, families considering building their family through adoption see the amount that adoption can cost and ask, “How will we pay for this?” For many, the answer is fundraising to pay for part or all of their adoption process. So what does adoption fundraising look like? We asked some of...

August 21, 2019January 27, 2020
The Superpower of Words
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The Superpower of Words

It’s a simple truth, but it’s often forgotten. Words have power – a superpower even. Their power goes far beyond the naming of things. We can bless and curse anything with a word, and the ramifications of our words go far beyond what we will ever know or understand. In heaven I am certainly going...

August 2, 2019January 27, 2020