Please understand that these blog posts are written to use language that people commonly use when searching for help with their adoption plans. Unfortunately, while many of us are familiar with positive adoption language, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption.” If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant moms’ Google search results.
Social media is an awesome and powerful tool. It has blessed me with support and new friendships while we were family building. I had wonderful opportunities to connect with other people who understood my life and who could help lift me on hard days. It was also through social networking we were able to spread the word we were hoping to adopt. This helped connect
Are your kids starting to get the summer boredom bug? Are they watching too much TV or playing on gadgets a little more than you would like? I know the answer at my home is a big YES! Camden, my nine year old seems to have his DS attached to his hip while my youngest, Spencer, is begging to get Camden off his DS and
I had an amazing experience last week where I was able to meet with another birth mom. Something special about the two of us is we both placed our babies with the same family. She placed three years before my son went to his adoptive family and was part of the reason I picked them as a family.
I think it's very therapeutic to talk to
I serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Adoption. It is my privilege to stand with NCFA in helping to support children and families touched by adoption.
Many of you understand the importance of children having permanent families. For this reason and for many more we hope you will join us in supporting the National Council For Adoption as we celebrate 35
By Liz Schwab
Dreams…they are just dreams. I wake up in tears from emotions and soon realize that my dreams are not real. It’s a hard fact to accept.
I sometimes force my eyes shut and pray that I can have the dream begin again. I see her – a sweet toddler squealing and running to her daddy for protection while her mom chases her. Their laughter
There is a quote I saw recently that said “Alert! There is a silent killer among us….they call it Stress!”
Once upon a time I use to think stress visited me in my mind. You know those times when you have much to think about, a huge to do list and way too many balls to juggle? Stress does look like that but there is so
Mother’s Day….the big day women either enjoy or dread. I know it is a difficult day for many women for various reasons. As I have listened to my friends in the adoption world I usually hear how Mother’s Day brings pain. It is a hard day for some birth mothers and infertile women, both longing for their child, both feeling a sense of loss.
Saturday, April 25th, United For Adoption and Miss Eagle Mountain sponsored a 5K run to raise money for the Roskelly Family's adoption. Despite overcast skies and threatening storm clouds, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, teenagers, kids and babies in strollers all gathered to run for this great cause. Some ran, some walked, some rode, but all had a great time! There were prizes galore for the
Having been involved in adoption for seventeen years I have heard many stories about adoption. Once in a while I hear about an adoptive parent who is struggling with feeling their new baby is “their baby”.
There are many varying scenarios where this sometimes occurs.
The most common I see are:
Adoptive couple has one biological baby and this is their first adoption. Their placement experience was