Adoptive Parents

It’s Okay to Say “No” to Protect Your Child

I read through a thread in an adoption support group recently that inspired this article. A sweet mama was asking for advice on a seemingly unhealthy relationship with her son’s biological parents. The birthmother was asking to schedule a visit with her child (3 years old) and based on the substance-abuse and how the previous meetups went, the adoptive mother did not think it was...

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Adoptive Parents Experience Trauma, Too

I’m an adoptive mother. And I have trauma from my child’s adoption.It’s no secret to anyone that adoption is hard. Every aspect of it is hard. When you’re determining the life of an innocent child, nothing can be taken lightly. The process takes a mental, emotional, physical, and financial toll. And I’m only speaking from the perspective of an adoptive parent. I can’t imagine what...

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Good Things Are Coming to Idaho!

Idaho locals will tell you that Idaho has become a popular place to move. Known for its adoption friendly community, Idaho was a natural place for Forever Bound Adoption to expand. While new to Idaho, Forever Bound Adoption has been in operation since 2014 in Utah. It has a reputation for providing professional and ethical adoption services to birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees.Experienced Team:Forever Bound Adoption is...

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How We Embrace Different Cultures & How It Relates to Adoption

We could talk about race, culture, and diversity until we’re blue in the face. It’s such a loaded, yet valid conversation in today’s world. Within the adoption community, there’s many conversations regarding transracial, interracial, and international adoption and how to embrace different races and cultural practices to help your adopted child learn about and embrace their biological roots. Now, you will find a million different...

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Is Your Company Considered Adoption-Friendly?

November is one of my favorite months. Not only does it usher in the holiday season where thanksgiving, family gathering, values, and giving weigh more heavily on our minds, but November has also been designated National Adoption Month. Like the holidays, celebrating adoption gives us an opportunity to reflect, give thanks, and center our minds on the importance of family. While we all may celebrate...

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The Benefits of Using a Local, Utah and Idaho Adoption Agency

If you are considering placing your baby for adoption, there are several adoption services options available to you. You can access placement services through a local Utah and Idaho adoption agency, a national adoption agency, or an adoption attorney. At Forever Bound Adoption, a Utah and Idaho state-licensed adoption agency, we believe there are many benefits that may make working with a local adoption agency...

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6 Things to Do After a Disrupted Adoption

Perhaps a hopeful adoptive family’s worst fear is experiencing a failed adoption. A failed adoption (also called a disrupted adoption) occurs when an adoptive family has been matched with an expectant mother who plans to place her child with the adoptive family and, for many reasons, the adoption does not happen. In some cases, adoptive families invest money, emotions, and time in to the match...

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Tried & True Tips for Flying with Babies/Toddlers

Traveling can be a feat on its own. But add a baby or toddler to the mix and it’s a full-on adventure! Many times, adoption involves travel unless you’re lucky enough to be matched with a local birthfamily and never have to venture too far. Otherwise, adoptive parents often go across states or even across the country to bring their baby home, meet with the...

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Recognizing the Depressed Child and Adolescent

“The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.” Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British Novelist Parenting is inherently difficult work. Patience, endurance, and restraint are common traits that parents develop as they set boundaries, teach morals, and discipline their children. More difficulties compound when children and adolescents begin showing signs of...

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