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.

Birthmothers

Open Adoption. It’s Good Except When It Isn’t

Not many generations ago, adoption was secret and often considered shameful for both the birth mother and the adoptive child. In loving consideration for this “shame,” adoptive parents habitually attempted to hide the adoption from the community as well as the child. Secret keeping, of course, is always a recipe for disaster since human beings…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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