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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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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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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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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Why Placing Your Baby Up for Adoption is Not Giving Up

The biggest misconception that exists about the adoption process is that the birth parents are figuratively and physically “giving up” their child and “giving up” on their ability to raise one. The problem is that this is a battle that cannot be won, and birth parents are forever burdened by the guilt that such negative…
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Love the Birth Mom

I heard a quote this week that really struck a chord with me: “We are all just one circumstance away from really bad situations.” It made me think, on many levels. It’s true for me. And probably true for you. And definitely true for the birthmothers we work with. Adoption brings a child born to…
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