THE HEART TO HEART BLOG

Adoption is a lifelong journey, and so is adoption education.  We've written these posts to help you along your way.  Please enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Common Myths (and Truths) About Adoption

Whether you are a family who is considering adoption, someone who is thinking about putting your baby up for adoption, or have friends and family who are in one of these situations, you might have a lot of questions about the process. There is a lot of information out there about adoption, and unfortunately not…
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4 Signs of an Exceptional Adoption Agency

When you are ready to add a child to your family through adoption it’s an exciting time, but too often future parents jump into the process without knowing much about it. In some cases they might fall victim to a poorly run agency, those that do not deal ethically and honestly with birth and adoptive…
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Talking to Adopted and Biological Children About Adoption

Whether you have an adoption child now, or you are considering adding an adopted child to your existing family, it’s important to know how to discuss the topic with kids. Even well-meaning people can say things that will catch you off guard, and may make your adopted or biological children feel uncomfortable, so talking to…
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Open or Closed Adoptions: The Benefits of Each

The decision to adopt a child or to give up a child for adoption often brings with it a myriad of other decisions, including whether you want to have an open or closed adoption. These decisions will be the basis for how much contact a birth parent or parents have with their child and the…
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Transracial Adoptee Takes A Different Approach at a Portland Ferguson Protest

The courage this youngster showed is something all of us can learn from. A photographer captured this moment as a Portland police officer on duty behind a police barricade during a Ferguson protest motioned for the little boy to come closer. The boy was holding a sign that read “Free Hugs.” Trembling and with tears…
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The Ignored Argument When Discussing Abortion

The subject of abortion is very much a hot button topic in the United States. While there are valid points on both sides of the board, we must concede that all life is precious and worth preserving.
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16 Things You’ll Learn as an Adoptive Family – Buzzfeed

This recent post on Buzzfeed is right on in many ways for so many adoptive families. Read through this list and see which ones you’ve learned through adopting:
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