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6 Myths About Giving a Baby up for Adoption

You may be considering giving your baby up for adoption. Here are 6 myths about the adoption process. Let me know if you have any questions! Adoption Myth #1: You must sign paperwork immediately after the baby is born. This is not true.  Every state has laws about how soon a woman can give her baby up for adoption.  The laws are there to protect you from signing immediately after delivery when you’re most vulnerable....
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Common Fears About Giving Up a Baby

It’s normal to have fears when considering giving up a baby.  This is especially true at the beginning of the adoption journey when the process is so new.  Some women find comfort in talking about their fears with someone who’s been through the process.  Knowing that your feelings are normal and that you aren’t alone can be a huge relief. Fear #1: Giving Up a Baby Makes Me a Bad Person Probably the most common fear i...
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Is Adoption Right for Me? What Open Adoption Looks Like in Real Life

Is an open adoption right for me? Many an uncertain birth mother has considered these words as she debates whether she’d like to create an adoption plan. While closed adoptions were common in past decades, open adoptions have become much more common in recent years. What does an open adoption look like in real life? It’s less intimidating and more diverse than you might think. The History of Open Adoption...
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Understanding Women Who Put Babies up for Adoption

When a woman chooses to create an adoption plan, she’s making a decision that will shape many lives. When a woman puts her baby up for adoption, it changes many lives.  Her life, her child’s life, and the family and friends of the adoptive family will all be shaped by a birth mother’s courageous and thoughtful decision. A birth mother thinks hard about choosing adoption. Women choose adoption for ma...
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Typical Questions about Giving a Child Up for Adoption

Will you be able to care for your child’s medical, financial and other needs? Giving a child up for adoption is an act of love, kindness and the ultimate in selfless sacrifice. Remember, too, that making an adoption plan for your child is not giving up. If you’re considering a decision like this, you are sure to have questions, and finding answers to those questions will help in the decision-making proces...
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Feel confident about adoption

How Can I Feel Confident About Adoption?

  Often, it’s hard to feel confident about the larger choices in life. Choices about your career and your relationships have so many different aspects to them that it can be difficult to make a decision. When you’re pregnant and think you might want to , you may feel like you need more information and you may be full of a lot of questions. How can you feel confident about your decision to choose adop...
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Giving Your Baby Up for Adoption and the Range of Emotions That Comes with It

Giving your baby up for adoption is not an easy decision. In fact, it will likely be one of the hardest decisions of your life. At Family Formation, we’ve worked with many birth mothers and have witnessed the range of emotions that come with the adoption process. Sadness, concern, and guilt can all enter the picture. The following are descriptions of the main emotions you’ll likely feel when going through...
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What Happens During Adoption Counseling?

If you have decided to place your baby for adoption, you will go through a process called adoption counseling. This article explains what that process may be like. Find the Right Help When you are considering adoption for your baby, you might think an adoption agency is your only choice, but that isn’t so. My firm specializes in handling adoptions, and for many women, this is a better option.  We work on a smal...
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Is Adoption Right for Me? Four Things to Consider

Is adoption right for me?  When you’re considering adoption, you probably have a lot of questions. From immediate questions about finding an adoptive family to your choices about future contact, here are some considerations that will help you decide whether adoption is a good choice for you. Read More About Author Megan Cohen Can I Find the Right Family? When you’re considering whether adoption is right f...
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Adoption Help: Giving a baby up for adoption to a family member

Call today to learn more about how adoption language (like using the phrase “giving up for adoption”) has changed over the years and why it’s important to be sensitive about it. Deciding who will be your child’s parent is probably the most important aspect of an adoption plan.  Many women feel that keeping the baby in the family would be best, and frequently family members will offer to adopt a child.  Here are some ...
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