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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
Navigating Social Media in an Open Adoption
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Navigating Social Media in an Open Adoption

Social media has dramatically changed the way communication looks in an open adoption. There are many different platforms for messaging, sending pictures and posting updates in the palm of your hand, and the possibilities for sharing are constantly changing. People are sharing their lives through social media more frequently, so how do we navigate this...

July 23, 2019January 27, 2020
National Foster Care Month
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National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month has been celebrated every May since 1988. Each year the President of the United States issues a Presidential Proclamation to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the nation during this month. Did you know that New Life Adoptions has licensed foster families who can provide foster care for newborns...

May 2, 2019January 27, 2020
A Legacy of Steadfast Strength
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A Legacy of Steadfast Strength

As Mother’s Day approaches, we prepare to celebrate the moms in our lives and shower them with love for all they’ve done for us. These women have cared for us from the beginning, helped us grow, and continue to love us through every stage of life. Unfortunately birth mothers are not always acknowledged on this...

April 12, 2019January 27, 2020
Embryo Adoption: A unique and life-affirming way to grow families
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Embryo Adoption: A unique and life-affirming way to grow families

New Life Adoptions began in 1980 and has facilitated over 800 adoptions. In almost forty years of service, the face of adoption has changed drastically, including the introduction of embryo adoption. At New Life Adoptions, we believe life begins at conception. We know every life is valuable, so we have embraced this new and unique...

March 25, 2019August 20, 2019
Empowered to Connect
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Empowered to Connect

“I have never experienced a richer conference as Empowered to Connect hosted by New Life Adoptions. It was transformational both personally and professionally.” – Adoptive Mother and Educator “We found that the Trust-Based Relational Intervention method that they talked about could apply to many different relationships in life, as there are so many people of...

March 7, 2019January 27, 2020
15 Tips for Transracial Adoption
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15 Tips for Transracial Adoption

Whether you have already adopted a child or you are just considering adoption, there is a lot to consider when it comes to transracial adoption. Families who have adopted transracially experience unique blessings, as well as unique challenges. Those who are living this journey have the best insight to what has been helpful to them,...

February 21, 2019January 27, 2020