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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
Grief: A Birth Mother’s Tale
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Grief: A Birth Mother’s Tale

Sammi is a birth mother who placed her daughter through New Life Adoptions in 2014. She shares about grief and loss as well as some deep, personal thoughts written about a month after placing her daughter. Her story shows the importance of working through grief even though it never really goes away. I wrote about...

December 4, 2020December 4, 2020
National Adoption Month
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National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! This is a wonderful time to celebrate the families and individuals impacted by adoption. During November, those who have been touched by adoption can come together to promote awareness, share how adoption impacts their lives, and advocate for adoption. These are all wonderful things that can help change negative perceptions...

October 28, 2020October 28, 2020
What Is a Birth Father’s Role in an Adoption?
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What Is a Birth Father’s Role in an Adoption?

When people hear the term “birth father,” a variety of thoughts may come to mind. The basic definition of a birth father is the father of the child at the time of birth. However, there are a lot of legal definitions surrounding birth fathers in adoption that can make it tricky to know who is...

October 15, 2020October 15, 2020
In Their Own Words
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In Their Own Words

Adoption is often talked about from the perspective of the adoptive family and the birth parents, but what do those who were adopted have to say? We asked both children and adults who were adopted through New Life Adoptions about how they have experienced adoption. This is their experience in their own words. Meet Charis,...

October 2, 2020October 2, 2020
Breastfeeding Your Adopted Child
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Breastfeeding Your Adopted Child

Mothering success is not measured in ounces—or drops—of milk that flow from breast to mouth. It’s measured in the love that flows between mother and baby (Cassar-Uhl, 2012) On the journey of adoption there are many losses experienced by those involved. One of these losses for adoptive mothers is not getting to experience the pregnancy,...

September 18, 2020September 21, 2020