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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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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A Young Birthmother’s Difficult Decision To Place Her Baby For Adoption

 “I placed this creature in the hands of people I knew would love him the way that I would and care for him in ways that I could not” This NBC story is about Callie Mitchell and her decision to place her baby in an open adoption. After struggling with whether to keep Leo or place…
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Open vs. Closed Adoptions

When a birthmother chooses adoption for her unborn baby, she is faced with two different adoption options: private adoption, otherwise known as closed adoption or open adoption. Heart to Heart strives to help birthmothers with unplanned pregnancies decide which type of adoption best suits individual desires and needs. Adoption is never an easy decision. Some…
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Open Adoption

Many adoptive parents and birthparents are embracing the benefits of open adoption. Heart to Heart, a Utah adoption agency offers abortion alternatives to unplanned pregnancies and strives to provide information about private adoption and open adoption options. The benefits of an open adoption are numerous and include: Birthparents – An open adoption helps many birthparents…
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