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.
When the word got out I was 19 single and expecting, so many people wanted to share their opinions on what I should or shouldn’t do; whether it was to my face or behind my back. I felt pressure everywhere I turned: so many people either telling me how selfish I was for making the decision to place, asking me to place my son for
The other day, I started looking through my pictures on Shutterfly from a time before my son. The way I dressed. The way that I carried myself. The wayward look on my face. It seems so obvious now. I just looked… so… lost.. Incomplete. I closed down the browser and saw my favorite picture of my son and I from the hospital staring back at
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.
Written by Birth Parent, Tamra Hyde
I sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations.
I have observed a few things that seem pretty consistent to most open adoptions–
Birth parents who feel confident and secure in the relationship
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."
Every adoption story is different. For some birth mothers, adoption is the most obvious option, while others spend a lot of time searching and pondering. For me, adoption was more obvious, but it was still the most difficult decision I will ever make. However, my life has been greatly blessed because of this decision. When I found that I was pregnant, I was in shock and
Forever Bound Adoption asked several birth parents to share what they wish they had been taught from their agency when placing a baby for adoption. Forever Bound hopes to fill in the gaps and educate birth parents about a wide variety of topics. Forever Bound put together the most common questions asked by birth parents and are now asking for your advice. A birth mother who
In this 1 minute video Kristie shares the hard times and the joy of her journey in adoption. This video is titled 'A Changed Life'. Isn't it interesting that when our lives change it usually comes from a challenge and a joy?