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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Adoption – Are You Prepared For the Teen Years?

What parent looks forward to the teen years? Many parents simply dread it. The mood swings and mess of raging hormones. What’s worse is that the transformation happens almost over night.
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Finding Joy – Our Search For My Son’s Birth Mom

Ours was a closed adoption.  We were first foster parents for our little 5-week-old boy, knowing he may soon become adoptable.  His birth mother was placing him for adoption, but the government of Guam was intent on finding someone within his extended family to adopt him. 
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New York Couple Creates Hope For Families Looking to Adopt

New Yorker Becky Fawcett considers her infertility a blessing, but it wasn’t always the case.
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Australia Legislative Councillor Pushing for Incentives for Adoption over Abortion

In politics, the question over adoption over abortion is rarely, if ever,  brought up. Logically, you would think more politicians would push the idea of placing unwanted children with loving, wanting families. But, in the U.S., the issue is too often seen as black and white; either/or with no middle ground.
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Parent to Baby Talk Makes Your Baby Smarter

In a new study published in the journal of pediatrics it was shown that a baby between birth-to-seven months in age born into a two parent household, hears three times as much babbling, cooing, and sing-song questions from a woman than from a man.
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Should the World Follow China and Limit Population Growth?

Yahoo published this article titled: “7 billion and counting: Should the world adopt a ‘one-child’ policy?” .  The article cites how “In 1979, in response to China’s rapid growth, the Chinese government announced a policy which would limit the growth of each family to one child.
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Birth Mother – Missing Your Own High Expectations Is Not Failure!

Hello! My name is Rebekah. I am 39 years old and I am a birth mother to a wonderful five year old little boy named Tyrus. Before Tyrus was born I thought a lot about what I wanted my relationship to look like with him.
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