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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Finding Joy – Our Search For My Son’s Birth Mom

Ours was a closed adoption.  We were first foster parents for our little 5-week-old boy, knowing he may soon become adoptable.  His birth mother was placing him for adoption, but the government of Guam was intent on finding someone within his extended family to adopt him. 
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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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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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