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 Fits With Your Life

The light on my office phone was blinking. I could see the annoying notification through the window as I tried to herd high school students to their next class. “What now?” I muttered. I was in no hurry to answer. If passed experience was any kind of forecaster, there was either a parent on the…
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Are You Ready to Adopt?

The decision to start a family is significant for any couple or individual to make, and if you are unable to have your own children and you want to add a child to your family through adoption, you may wonder if you are ready for it. It’s important to think about all the things that…
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4 Challenges Adoptive Parents Often Face

Being a parent is a complicated job, and one that comes with a lot of responsibility. Beyond just caring for your child’s physical needs, you have to also help your child develop emotionally and intellectually into a person who can survive and thrive on their own as an adult someday. This process for biological parents…
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Places to Find Support During the Adoption Process

When you make the decision to adopt—to bring a child into your family—it’s a big step. For many couples or individuals, this is the culmination of a dream they have to complete their family and provide a loving and stable home for a child that desperately needs it. Unfortunately even though there are thousands of…
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Preparing for an Adoption Home Study

For any couple planning to become parents through adoption, a home study is an essential part of the process. Some people are a little unsure about what to expect during the process, but it’s easier if you know what you can expect and can be prepared for what the event will bring. Keep in mind…
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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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