Thought of our wonderful birth mother, Tamra Hyde
Maybe it was because Halloween was just around the corner. Or maybe it was because of something else. But for whatever reason, Cassie was scared. She was worried that she and her husband wouldn’t get chosen by a prospective birthmother, putting an end to her lifelong dream of becoming a parent. Never mind that she hadn’t even sent her adoption profile out yet. The worst case scenarios
This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, "Is today the day?" Which day? The day they might finally find a "Forever Family." These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system. They may have entered the system a few weeks ago ---or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home — or their fifth. They may have been placed with their brothers or
Chuck Johnson gives you tips & questions to ask adoption agencies! Written by Chuck Johnson of the National Council for Adoption -August 2014 I am always struck by how much adoption has changed since the 1980s, when I first began working as an intern at an adoption agency. At that time, most prospective adoptive families would have chosen to use a local agency to adopt a child.
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
For many couples financing adoption can be a complicated and expensive process. Forever Bound recognizes it is one of the most daunting and challenging obstacles in a goal to adopt. If you are considering adoption there are several financial resources you might consider. The Federal Tax Credit and Exclusion – I’d recommend that you consult with your tax advisor on this issue. There may also
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."
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
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.
When considering an adoption, you may wonder how the adoption of another child is going to affect your other children in the home. There are many factors – including your children’s ages, and their thoughts about having another sibling – that will have an impact on how they feel. In addition, your children will be affected by how your family manages its resources, time, schedules,