Waiting Families News - The Heart of a Birth Mother The waiting time is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption and some of the issues that may need your attention as your child grows. We hope you use this as a learning tool to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Here are some of the many ways to support a birth mother throughout the [...]
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If you're experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, especially during COVID-19, you probably have a lot of questions. I'm pregnant and want to meet with someone about adoption, but I cannot get to your office. You do not have to go into one of our offices to talk about placing your baby up for adoption. Our caseworkers are available to talk with you by phone, text, email, [...]
Blogtalk Radio Transcript: Grief in Adoption - Air Date: 8.16.16 (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Anna Walton, a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma focused treatment, is an adoptee, and an adoptive mother. She shares some of the issues that can occur surrounding trauma and grief in adoption. As an adoptive [...]
Dear Friends, We're so grateful that you share our passion for adoption! Yet, with so many uncertainties in our world right now, it almost feels that now more than ever, we need to do all that we can to proclaim the positive and life-giving choice of adoption for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. But, our reality is that the expectant parents choosing adoption are often dealing with [...]
You may be feeling like you’re not ready emotionally or financially to be a parent. Maybe you have been able to keep your pregnancy a secret. But now what? You have a choice to take your newborn to a safe place. If your baby is three days old or less, you may legally surrender your newborn to an employee of a hospital, fire department, or [...]
AAI is here to help! The decision to place your child for adoption isn't easy, and it takes time. However, it's never too late to plan an adoption for your baby. If you are thinking about placing your baby for adoption when you're in the hospital, or shortly after birth, it's commonly referred to as a last-minute adoption. Adoption Associates is here to help in [...]
“The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.” I couldn’t agree more. It’s hard to remember that our kids are just that… kids. Children need our time and attention, even if they don’t know how to ask. Do you ever feel like your kids crave your attention, but show it in the worst ways? Do you [...]
Blog talk Radio Transcript: Alexis' Adoption Story-Adoption Secret – Air Date: 9/13/2016 (You may listen to the podcast by clicking on the audio link, or read the transcript of the podcast below.) Alexis is an adult adoptee who shares that she didn’t learn she was adopted until she was 8 or 9 years of age. She wishes she would have learned about her adoption earlier [...]
Birth mothers who choose adoption for their baby are empowered to make their own decisions. When you choose adoption, we want you to make decisions that are best for both you and your baby. Our caseworkers are here to help you! Here are some basics when it comes to selecting the adoption option that's a good fit: Open Adoption Option If you want openness, it [...]
We're heartbroken about George Floyd's death. Pray with us - for his loved ones who are grieving, and for our fellow citizens who are shaken by what it represents. But maybe it's also causing us to look at racial injustice in ways we've previously, comfortably, avoided. So do something! But do it in love, with graciousness, and with a spirit of peace. "If you are [...]