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Why I Put My Baby Up for Adoption

I put my baby up for adoption because I was scared and overwhelmed. An unplanned pregnancy is scary.  It was an incredibly overwhelming time for me.  I didn’t want to tell many people, so I didn’t have a lot of support.  My son’s father was particularly mean and disrespectful.  Looking back, I wish I had been more open.  I realize now that there were many family and friends who would have been compa...
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Making an Adoption Plan: 3 Reasons to Be Honest About Drugs and Alcohol

Choose the right family to adopt Most adoptive couples will be educated on the effects of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy.  You want the best for your baby, and that includes choosing the right adoptive parents.  They will have different levels of comfort with drugs and alcohol based on this education and based on their own personal experiences.  You need to be honest about drug and alcohol use so you are only con...
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Prenatal Care in Adoption

Prenatal Care and Adoption If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, prenatal care is really important.  You want to know everything possible about the health of your baby so that you can pass this information along to the adopting parents.  This information is helpful for the care of your child throughout his or her life.  You also want to make sure you are choosing a family who is open to the medical ...
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Making An Adoption Plan For Your Baby: Adoption Agencies and Alternatives

You’re pregnant, and you are considering placing your baby for adoption. Of course, you want the best for your child, but you need to learn more about your options in order to make the best adoption plan. An adoption agency is just one of the options available to you as you begin your search for adoptive parents for your baby. Adoption Agencies It’s important to work with people who have your child’s best interests i...
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Breastfeeding and Adoption: Three Things to Consider

Breastfeeding can cause significant emotional challenges for the birth mother.  Every mother wants her baby to be healthy and happy with his or her adoptive family. Studies show that breast milk is a wonderful food for a newborn.  Here are three things to consider if you are thinking about breastfeeding as part of your adoption plan. Detaching From the Baby Breastfeeding could make your eventual separation from the b...
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Adoption Plan Help: Making a Hospital Plan

 What will happen during your hospital stay? Making an adoption plan can help you find certainty.  unplanned pregnancy comes with so many questions, especially when you’re giving a baby up for adoption. I can help answer your questions and help you create an adoption plan.  This may ease your apprehension as you work to determine what pregnancy and birth will look like for you.   Planning for Labor and Delivery Your ...
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Considerations About Where You’ll Be Giving Birth

When you’re thinking about where you’ll be giving birth, the choice might seem to be all about your baby’s well-being and the welfare of your child’s adoptive family. However, it’s also important to support yourself during this process, so that you have help before, during, and after childbirth. Giving birth is an intense experience, and while your focus may be on the baby and the adoption process right now, wh...
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