November is just a few days away and we are seeing the sights of the upcoming holidays as we visit retail shops or go online to read blogs, visit Pinterest or shop amazon. But November brings another reason to celebrate. November is National Adoption Awareness month. A whole month dedicated to the amazing work of adoption. It seems so fitting to have adoption month come
HELPS FOR THE FIRST TIME ADOPTIVE COUPLE
You just got home from your first meeting with your adoption caseworker. Your mind is full of the list of things you need to accomplish in order to get approved to adopt a child. One item on the list is writing a letter to prospective birth parents. This letter will be used by your caseworker and/or agency to help
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
When I was young whenever I would think what I wanted to do when I grew up I always wanted to be a mother. I went through all the steps in my life, graduated high school, went to college, got married, graduated college and worked. The next step was to have a baby and to become what I wanted to be for so long, a
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.
Have you heard or asked the question… “Why does agency adoption cost so much more than private adoption?”. Each agency gives different answers. Although some agencies, like Forever Bound, try to provide the most effective service for least amount in cost it’s very important to see all the reasons why an agency costs more.
Understanding what is involved in pursuing adoption and the cost is vital.
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."
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.
All adoptive couples start their adoption journey with questions. Some questions may be the following; “Where do I go to adopt?”, “What agency (or facilitator) can give us wrap around services for our adoption?” "How do I know if they charge honest fee's?", "Who do I trust? How do I know who I can trust if the term “licensed agency” can be misleading and confusing?”
Many adoptive couples choose to celebrate their child's life two days of the year. An adopted child has a celebration for the day they came into this world AND the day they came into their adoptive family. Celebrate Zola’s Gotcha Day with her!