In the past, adoption was a topic that wasn’t discussed. It’s hard to believe that there were adoptees that didn’t know they were adopted, sometimes their entire life. However, times have changed, for the better. It’s important to be considerate, sensitive, and to share truthful and relevant information to help your child understand their … How To Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption Story
Nearly 7 years ago, my husband and I met with a birth mother. After a few meetings, she asked us if we would be willing to parent her child and she began to make an adoption plan. When we got the call that she was in labor, I was in the delivery room with her … When a Expectant Mother Opts to Parent
Many of us imagine adopted kids living their whole childhoods not knowing that the people who raised them aren’t their biological parents. TV and movies often portray a dramatic scene where the parent tells the child the truth about their adoption and the child loses a sense of their identity and feels betrayed by their … Week 3 | What It’s Like Being Adopted
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
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 … Explaining Different Levels of Birth parent contact to children
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 … Creating Relationships with Birthparents in Adoption
“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
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 … Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?
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?
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