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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Not Everyone Agrees–We Get It

  Not everyone likes adoption agencies. Not everyone agrees with adoption. We know that. And we know why. We know there are unscrupulous things done to acquire and sell babies. We know there are incidents where women are pressured into placing a baby they wanted to keep. We know there are adoptees who have suffered…
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Babies Don’t Wait for Covid-19

Babies don’t wait. Heart to Heart Adoptions have mothers who are giving birth. There are women who need support right now in Utah, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Washington State, and a host of other locations.  The pandemic isn’t easy for anyone. We have upgraded our media skills as we try to adhere to every safe…
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Transracial Adoption: Be Rude. It’s Teachable

My black son and my white daughter were guides at the same tourist facility. They were also exercise partners in some sort of grueling routine that produced amazing calf muscles—in both of them irrespective of their different DNA. So, when people doubted the two were siblings, the unmatched pair would flex the back of their…
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Heroes Amid the Toilet Paper

“You don’t have toilet paper!??? How can a store of your size NOT have toilet paper?? This is %&$#@ retarded!” yelled one mother pushing a cart full of canned goods. “Are you hiding the Clorox wipes? Seriously!!” a burly man tried to sound threatening. “I can only buy one rice!! This is America!! You can’t…
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Creating an Adoption Profile

When people think about creating their adoption profile, the first thing they think of is what pictures to use. I personally think creating your text first is the right way to go, but if you’re just too anxious and excited about the pictures, here are some you’ll definitely want to include… Your cover photoshould be…
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Dear Birth Moms From An Adopted Child

Dear Birth mothers, I was adopted. The woman who gave birth to me took newborn pictures of me, held me for three days, placed a bow in my hair and then handed me to a social worker. Within a few hours my adoptive parents straightened the bow and started taking their own set of pictures.…
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Talking Just to Birth Mothers, Bio Moms

Birth Mothers. Biological Mothers. First Mothers. Natural Mothers. Even though I’m not really comfortable with any of these terms, I want to talk to you. You women who carried these children first. Mostly, I just want to call those women who gave birth to my children by their first names. And I don’t really even…
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