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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
Dear Family and Friends
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Dear Family and Friends

Maybe your daughter, sister, or friend recently shared with you that she is making an adoption plan for her child. We understand this may be unexpected news for you, and it may be difficult to process at first. This is big news, so it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. No matter what your initial reaction is,...

March 17, 2021March 17, 2021
Motherhood: An Adoptive Mother’s Story
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Motherhood: An Adoptive Mother’s Story

Our Adoption Journey John and I quickly realized adoption was the clear path God wanted us to take for our family. Every step of the way since, we have felt confirmed in our decision. In 2013, we decided we were ready to learn more about adoption. We started speaking with several friends who had adopted,...

March 15, 2021March 18, 2021
Transracial Adoption Resources
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Transracial Adoption Resources

Learning about and discussing race has gotten a lot of attention over the last year, but those who have multiracial families know that this has always been an important topic. Research shows that children need to see others who look like them in the world around them. This includes in television and movies, books and...

February 26, 2021March 2, 2021
Motherhood: A Birth Mother’s Story
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Motherhood: A Birth Mother’s Story

My Pregnancy When I first learned that I was pregnant, I had been living with my ex-boyfriend and things had taken a turn for the worse. I had distanced myself from my family, made some stupid decisions and ended up in a scary situation. My immediate reaction was denial, I couldn’t believe that this was...

February 16, 2021February 16, 2021
The Many Numbers in Adoption
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The Many Numbers in Adoption

72 hours, 10 days, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days… Oh My! Whether you are a prospective adoptive family or an expectant parent just starting to consider adoption, hearing an overview of the process, and the numbers involved, can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of timeframes within the adoption process, and it can be...

January 15, 2021January 15, 2021
“Mom, Dad… I’m Placing”
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“Mom, Dad… I’m Placing”

Choosing adoption for your child is a selfless and loving choice. You’ve thought about your options and weighed the costs and benefits, ultimately, deciding to make an adoption plan for your unborn child. Maybe you are just starting the adoption process or perhaps you’ve been meeting with your social worker for some time. Either way,...

December 22, 2020December 22, 2020
Fighting the Stigmas of Adoption
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Fighting the Stigmas of Adoption

“Do you think you can love an adopted child like you would a biological child?” “You’re so lucky you were adopted!” “Why would you give away your flesh and blood?” These are all examples of some of the stigmas our clients hear about adoption. Although stigmas apply to each party in the adoption triad, birth...

December 18, 2020December 22, 2020
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