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Is Embryo Adoption Right for You?
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Is Embryo Adoption Right for You?

If you are thinking, what in the world is Embryo Adoption? Check out this blog post to find out the basics. Then read on for the steps to deciding if it is right for you. A lot of people have never heard of embryo adoption. You may ask yourself, is this really adoption? Although it...

October 22, 2021October 22, 2021
Facing the Fears of Adoption: Working Through Your Infertility
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Facing the Fears of Adoption: Working Through Your Infertility

If you have experienced infertility you are not alone. The CDC reports that, “About 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying” (www.cdc.gov). Despite the common occurrence of infertility, those who experience it often feel like they are only ones....

October 11, 2021October 11, 2021
AWAKENING in the Waiting
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AWAKENING in the Waiting

Waiting. In my entire life, I’ve never once heard anyone shout from the rooftops, “I love to wait!” or “Can I please stand in this line a little longer?!” It’s pretty safe to say that waiting is universally unwelcomed and seldom enjoyed. It can be lonely, painful, frustrating, confusing, and tiring. It’s pretty safe to...

September 27, 2021September 27, 2021
Adoption Support Through MN ADOPT
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Adoption Support Through MN ADOPT

If you have ever attended one of our seminars or received a list of resources from New Life Adoptions, you have likely heard of MN ADOPT. They are a wonderful, local organization that offers many resources related to adoption. Their mission is, “To find and strengthen Minnesota adoptive, foster care and kinship families” (www.mnadopt.org). While...

September 13, 2021September 13, 2021
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Choosing an Adoptive Family
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Choosing an Adoptive Family

Choosing a prospective adoptive family is a big step in the adoption process. It’s normal to have a range of emotions from feeling nervous, excited, and unsure. Oftentimes, this step helps expectant parents affirm their plan to place their child for adoption. Remember, you are still in control of how this process goes. Your social...

August 31, 2021August 31, 2021
What to Expect When You Are Expecting: The Initial Appointment
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: The Initial Appointment

If you are pregnant and considering adoption as an option you are probably curious about what the process of making an adoption plan looks like. You may be feeling overwhelmed, excited, scared, joyful, or a mix of emotions when you think about your pregnancy. We are here to support you and walk alongside you in...

August 13, 2021August 17, 2021
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, 2021August 17, 2021
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