Title Image

Adoptees

Adoption Holiday Blues and How to Beat Them

A few years ago I was able to be part of a local birthmother group, it was a wonderful experience and I made so many wonderful friends. I was able to talk to girls who were about to place their babies for adoption, and ones who already had placed. Together we laughed and we cried but most of all we understood each other.I remember after

Teaching Children Gratitude

 Thanksgiving is a special time of year when families gather, memories are shared and new memories are made.   Many families take turns sharing what they are most thankful for as they sit around the table filled with savory dishes waiting to be devoured.   Having the attitude of gratitude is an important gift we can give to the children in our lives.   November brings a great

Good Adoption Terms to Know

Adoption TermsAdoption assistanceFinancial or medical assistance given on a one-time or on-going basis to an adoptive parent on behalf of an adopted child. This subsidy may be provided through federal, state, county and/or local resources. (See itle IV-E.)Adoption services Any activity/procedure designed to facilitate the entire legal process of adoption including intake, pre-placement activities and planning, adoptive placement of the child, post-placement activities, and post-legalization (or

SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ADOPTION CONFERENCE

On November 15, 2014 United For Adoption will be sponsoring its second annual National Conference. The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Community Library in downtown Salt Lake City. We invite you to attend. Come join other adoptive couples, prospective adoptive couples, expectant parents, birth parents, adoptees and all those who support adoption on the day. We plan to have a very worthwhile

What an adoptive mother wants you to know about her child’s Birthmother

Post written by a Forever Bound Staff member- Today I heard the words "when people hear adoption they get curious and want to know details." A birth mother once shared with me that a neighbor told her "you made a huge mistake by placing." I've heard of adoptive parents being asked "do you think you could ever love someone else's child as much as your own."

Happy Birth Mothers Day!

Each year a special day comes that that is unknown to many. This day is called Birth Mothers Day. It is celebrated the day before Mothers Day. Birth Mothers Day was started in 1990 by a woman from Seattle, Washington named Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh. For Birth Mothers: Today is your day. It's a day to honor yourself and remember your strength. Although this day may be difficult, and

Thoughts of a Birth Mother

Regardless of whether you are a birth mother, an adoptive parent, an adoptee, or a neighbor of someone who adopted. All can gain insight from the touching blog, "I'll Love You For Always".The blogger is from Arizona, she is a single mom, a student, and she is a birth mother. This birth mother placed her baby boy, Benjamin (aka “B”), 11 months ago for adoption.

Uplifting Adoption Blogs

Because you are reading this blog we will assume that you enjoy both blogs and adoption. What blogs do you enjoy? Do you like blogs where people discuss the ethical aspects of adoption? Or, do you like the lighter reads and hearing about others adoption success stories? There will always be bad and good news online regarding adoption and sometimes its nice to just hear