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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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Open Adoption

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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Birth Mothers – Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Child

One month out of the whole year is noticeably harder than the rest for many birth mothers. The month of your child’s birth is often a time of reflection, longing, and emotional grief. Memories of your child’s birth bring back a flood of memories and emotions. At this special time, you may need some help…
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Why Open Adoption Is Better For Everyone Involved

Hello! My name is Rebekah. I am 39 years old and I am a mom to five wonderful children. Four of those children I chose to parent, and my fifth child I chose not to parent. My birth son is now five years old so I write this article with quite a bit of perspective…
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What Emotions Potential Adoptive Parents Will Have when Adopting a Newborn

Adopting Families Should Expect to Experience Grief and Sadness Coupled with Joy Carolyn Foster, Yahoo! Contributor Network Apr 2, 2009 Potential adoptive parents feel a range of emotions prior to getting “the call”. They may fear being childless lifelong to happiness at the thought of a newborn swaddled in blankets lying in the freshly bought…
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Knowing What You’re Getting In To With an Adoption

Knowing What You’re Getting In To With an Adoption Many couples consider adoption because they cannot have children of their own, or they believe there are enough children in the world who don’t have parents or a place to call home. Whatever their reason, adoption is a respectable decision, although not an easy one. The…
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Pros and Cons of Having Contact with Adoptive Parents

Sometimes life takes an odd turn and we find ourselves in a unique situation that we never dreamed we’d be in. Suddenly, you find you are pregnant and as a single woman you aren’t sure what to do next. Many young women are lucky enough to have families who will be there and support them…
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