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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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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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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Transracial Adoptee Takes A Different Approach at a Portland Ferguson Protest

The courage this youngster showed is something all of us can learn from. A photographer captured this moment as a Portland police officer on duty behind a police barricade during a Ferguson protest motioned for the little boy to come closer. The boy was holding a sign that read “Free Hugs.” Trembling and with tears…
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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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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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Explaining to Your Children That You Placed One of Their Siblings for Adoption

Hello my name is Rebekah. I’m a 39-year-old birth mom to a five-year-old little boy named Tyrus. When I became pregnant with my birth son, it wasn’t until I was in the ninth week of pregnancy that I fully decided upon adoption. He was not my first child; in fact he was my fifth child.…
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Adding To Your Family After Placing A Child For Adoption

Hello! My name is Rebekah I am 39 years old and I am a birth mom to a sweet five year old little boy. I also have seven other children. Four of them I gave birth to and my three newest children are my wonderful step children. I have a very large blended family with…
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