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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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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