Discussions of adoption often center on hope, joy, and building families. Though these things are a part of adoption, not all aspects of adoption are celebratory or positive experiences. For birth parents, adoptees, and even adoptive parents, there can be a level of trauma. For many adoptees in particular, this is something that … Adoption & Trauma
When a birth mother is making an adoption plan, there is already some additional stress. If you’re working with adoptive parents and adoption professionals, you may be eligible for additional financial support. Though it’s a difficult time, there are people and places ready to help you. Should you be working with an adoption professional … Financial Support for Birth Mothers
The average child in foster care is in 2nd grade–a time when they are learning how to add and subtract hundreds, what shape a can of soup is, how to write a basic story, etc (Harvey). Now imagine that child not being able to live with their parents, moving in with a relative or even … Week 2: Living in Foster Care
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 email@example.com *** … Birth Parent Support Group Invitation
“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 … Birthmother Retreat
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 … Are you familiar with the Safe Haven Laws?
Adoption is all about “hurry up and wait”. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home study and adoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. (and sometime wait and wait some more) See more here
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 … Books for Kids –Talking to adopted kids about their birth parents
Below are a few commonly asked questions for adoptive parents. For more questions and answers, visit this page by Creating A Family.
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 … Questions to Ask a Potential Birth Mother