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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Inter-racial Adoptions Provide a Few Surprises

When our first baby was bundled up and handed to us, I held her tight and knew our love would protect her from any racial bias or pain. I was living in a delusional dream world. Our love was important and gave her a safe harbor to come home to when the open sea rocked…
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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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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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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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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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