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Birth Mother Resources and Grants for Scholarships or Counseling

Placing a child for adoption is extremely courageous and difficult. We recognize that, and work to find ways to assist birth mothers. Forever Bound Adoption is closely affiliated with United for Adoption and the Fred M. Riley Foundation to give back to birth mothers in any way that we can. One way we do this is through providing scholarships for schooling and grants for counseling. For the counseling grant, the

10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child

Discipline is a huge part of parenting. In the world of Utah adoption or Idaho adoption, discipline is something that birth mothers and adoptive couples alike need to be on the same page on. Infant adoption is daunting enough for both parties involved, so Dr. Bill Sears has been striving to help parents understand how they can best raise a happy and healthy child. Dr.

My Story: An Adoptive Couple’s Reflection About Their Experience with Utah Adoption

When Kevin and Darlene were married, they knew they wanted to have children, but what they didn’t know is that they would be unable to conceive the children themselves. They were now looking to adopt, but infant adoption isn’t free, and money held them back. They had many pregnancy and adoption questions. In the beginning of their married life both Kevin and Darlene were attending

Myths & Facts About Adoption

Here at Forever Bound Adoption, we understand that adopting is a huge part of a lot of family’s lives. We would like to help by clearing up some common misconceptions about giving up a child for adoption, and adopting a child. After placing my child for adoption, I will never see them again. MYTH. This is 100% your choice! From the start of the adoption

10 Tips for Raising an Adoptive Child

Congratulations, you are parents! You have the joy of raising a beautiful child! But how do you raise your child? In a lot of ways, adoptive parenting is not that much different from parenting a biological child. They all need a loving home and a loving family. Raising an adopted child comes with the responsibility of sharing their adoption story and where they came from.

Birth Father Rights: How They Can Impact a Potential Adoption

If a couple is unwed at the time of pregnancy, birth fathers do have certain rights that need to be taken into consideration. Before a father can be legally considered a ‘father’ to a child, he must establish his paternity. This is necessary even if there is no question to the father’s paternity. In the state of Utah, for unmarried couples, mothers have a natural

Adoption: Saying Goodbye and Letting Go of Your Child

Placing your child for adoption is not an easy feat. It’s important that you come to the decision of adoption yourself. If pressured or guilted into the decision, the guilt and consequences later on can manifest very strongly. It’s vital for you, as a birth mother, to know and feel that you are in control of your choices. Saying goodbye to your child can happen in many different ways,

What to Expect When Placing A Child for Adoption

As a birth parent, there may be many seemingly overwhelming obstacles that lie ahead of you. When considering an adoption plan for your child, one of the most important things to remember is this; you are not ‘giving up’, you are ‘giving more’. By placing your child for adoption, you are choosing to give your child more than you feel capable of giving at this

From Infertility to Adoption

Infertility, or the inability to have children, can weigh heavily on a couple’s mental and social health (Tao, Coates, Maycock, p. 1). Choosing adoption as the route to expand your family after infertility issues is not an easy decision. Infertility treatments coupled with medications don’t always work for every couple and are often intimidating due to their expensive price and no sure guarantee of a