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Positive Adoption Language

What is positive adoption language and why is it important? Words have power in every aspect of life, words convey messages and feelings, and the way people choose words can indicate their true thoughts and values. When it comes to adoption, many people are not familiar or connected to the adoption process and may be less familiar with adoption terms. As adoption can be an

Fred M. Riley Foundation

Fred M. Riley Foundation: Placing a baby for adoption is not only an act of love, it is a great sacrifice to help provide a brighter future for all involved. The Fred M. Riley Foundations mission is to help birth parents that have placed a baby up for adoption strengthen their bright future by providing assistance with costs of education and counseling. Birth Parent Scholarship Fund:

The Stigmas and Social Norms of Unplanned Pregnancy

    In the United States, specifically Idaho and Utah, unplanned pregnancies are most common among young women between the ages of 18-24 years old. With the woman’s decision in mind, 60% of unintended pregnancies result in childbirth, 40% in pregnancy termination, and less than 2% in adoption. Norms and stigmas surround all pregnancy decisions, including adoption, pregnancy termination, and parenting. These social norms and stigmas regarding

What’s Right for you as a Birth Mother? Open or Closed Adoption?

When going through the adoption process, there are so many decisions that you, as a birth mother, must make. Trying to create an adoption plan can be overwhelming. One of the first decisions that may be weighing you down is whether you want an open adoption or a closed adoption. This is a big decision that we at Forever Bound Adoption want to make a little easier for you.

Birth Father Rights in Idaho & Utah

When it comes to local adoption agencies, many people are probably unaware of the process regarding the surrendering of birth parents’ rights. In many states, it is required for both birth mother and birth father to be part of the process and give their consent of termination. However, within the two states associated with Forever Bound Adoption; Idaho and Utah, this is not the case.

The Legal Aspects of Placing Your Child for Adoption

As a birth mother with an unplanned pregnancy, there are many things to consider when deciding to place your child for adoption. This includes birth mother responsibilities and rights, as well as what an attorney can help with. Your responsibilities as a birth mother, planning to give your child up for adoption, include things such as the following: Providing medical information as well as all known

Older Children and Foster Care

Did you know that as of 2017 there were 442,995 children in the foster care system? Of that number, 19,945 aged out. Older children in foster care are less likely to be adopted and more likely to age out. Aging out means that the children in foster care between 18-21 years of age no longer have resources from the state and are no longer in contact with their