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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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Out of State Birth Mother: Adoption Questions About Costs

When you’re considering adoption, you have a lot of questions. What will your life be like with a new member of your family? What will that child be like as he or she grows up? You probably have other practical questions too. One of the most common adoption questions is about the cost of adoption. If you’re matched with a birth mother who does not live in your state, the costs related to adoption can be m...
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Will Anyone Want to Adopt My Baby With Special Needs?

When you’re thinking about adoption, you can feel a lot of uncertainty about the future. Questions run through your mind. How will I find adoptive parents? What will my child’s future hold? Sometimes the questions are more specific: I want to put my baby up for adoption, but she has special needs. Whether you have a new baby with special needs or you know that the chances are high that your baby will be b...
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Your Child Wants to Know About Your Medical History After Adoption

  If you’re considering putting up a child for adoption, you have likely looked at open adoption. While families often had closed adoptions in the past and children may not have known they were adopted, today open adoption is very common. In an open adoption, you and your child’s adoptive parents can communicate and you may decide to be a part of your child’s life as he or she grows up. An open...
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Giving Emotional Support When She’s Giving Baby Up for Adoption

An adoption plan is not just a process of giving birth and creating a family, it’s also an intensely emotional experience for both the birth mother and the adoptive family. If you’re giving emotional support when a friend or family member is giving a baby up for adoption, what can you expect and what kind of support does she need? Read More About Author Megan Cohen   Choosing Adoption Some birth mothers k...
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How to Plan for Giving Up Your Baby for Adoption

If you have put your baby up for adoption, it was undoubtedly a selfless and loving act.  You made an adoption plan, an important decision for both you and your child as you bring love and joy to others. Remember that you did not put your baby up or give your baby up for adoption.  You made a plan for your baby. No matter how right this decision is, it is an emotional one, and it comes with a natural grieving process...
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Is Adoption Right For Me? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Becoming an adoptive parent is a life changing decision. Much work is required before you sign the adoption papers and a lifetime of work waits for you after bringing your adoptive child home. While adopting a child can bring immense rewards and joy, it can also bring many challenges. Here are 10 questions to ask when deciding if you’re truly ready for this important life change. Prepare yourself for success as...
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Are You Ready To Be A Young Parent?

You’re pregnant, and you’re worried.  Are you ready to become a young parent?  What impact will a pregnancy have on your life right now? Your decisions now will shape the course of your life and the life of your child. Sometimes, it’s just not the right time to become a parent. How can you make this decision? A New Role In Your Life When you have a baby and decide to raise that child, you move into ...
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Who Decides Who Will Adopt My Baby?

Read more about the author here. Who decides which family adopts the child? You decide which family will adopt your baby!  You don’t have to be sure whether you want to put your baby up for adoption – but you can get the process started, which will likely help you decide whether putting your baby up for adoption will work for you.  Here are the steps to choosing a family: We will collect information from you, g...
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Stay Open: Closed Adoption May Not Be Right For You

Making an open adoption plan can be emotionally difficult.  Facing tough life choices and finding support from family and friends while pregnant and planning for delivery can feel overwhelming.  It’s important to keep your heart and mind open to an open adoption during this potentially stressful time. Some women think that a closed adoption will make the process easier.  They feel that a closed adoption means they wo...
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