Tag Archives: Birthparents

  Birth Parent Support Group Monday, November 9th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: LSS OFFICE 647 W. Virginia St. Milwaukee *** Please join them for a chance to meet other birth parents Enjoy a safe place to share your story Gain support and encouragement! Please RSVP to Carrie by 11/6/15 @ 414-539-5425  carrie.pedersen@lsswis.org *** […]

When the children in an adoptive family have different birth mothers, their parents always long for the same level of contact with each. Wouldn’t that be great! Yet it’s far more common for one sibling to have more contact than the others. It’s also to be expected that the child who has little or no contact […]

Ninety-five percent of domestic infant adoptions in the US have some degree of openness, so almost all adoptive parents need to think about creating a lasting healthy relationship with their child’s birth mother and birth father. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews […]

“Always in My Heart: Remembering a Birthmother’s Love” Catholic Charities is hosting a FREE Birthmother Retreat this spring! If you are a birthmother or know a birthmother that would benefit from attending this retreat, please complete the attached registration form! May 2, 2015 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells RSVP by April […]

Open adoptions are all about relationships, and like all relationships, they are often complicated. Open adoptions, however, can take “complication” to a new high (or would that be low) because the parties involved often come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, and varying degrees of “power” in the relationship.   To read the full […]

Since1999, many states have enacted safe haven laws to encourage mothers in crisis to safely relinquish their babies to designated agencies where they will be safe until a permanent home can be found. These laws typically allow a parent to remain anonymous and be protected from abandonment charges.  To date, all 50 states, the District […]

Have you ever wondered how to approach the topic of your child’s birth parents? Would you like to have an open dialogue with your child about this topic?  Has your child ever asked difficult questions about their birth parents? Creating a Family has developed a list of books that can be used to talk to […]

For prospective adoptive parents hoping to meet a birth mother, few situations are more anxiety-inducing than their first encounter. Here are some questions to ask — and some to avoid — along with insight as to what she’s thinking.   The first meeting or phone call with an expectant mother considering adoption will be one […]