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How To Talk About Adoption – “Give My Baby Up for Adoption” is Outdated Language

I wrote this article with the goal of educating my readers on the changing language of adoption.  This article explains why we no longer say “give my baby up for adoption.”  My hope is that after reading this article, my readers will be inspired to drop the giving up language and embrace the language of hope and proactive planning. I didn’t give my baby up, I gave him the best.  Adoption has changed a lot...
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6 Adoption Myths About Giving a Baby Up

There’s so much information out there about giving a baby up adoption, and sometimes it can be overwhelming.  My goal is to educate you and provide you with the essential information you need to make your adoption smooth and legal.  If you’re gathering information about giving a baby up for adoption, below are 6 myths about the adoption process.  None of these statements are true — they are all myths!  Le...
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Understanding The Range Of Emotions During Adoption Process

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.   I’ve worked with many expectant mothers and have witnessed the range of emotions that come with the adoption process. Sadness, guilt, even feeling stupid, are all common feelings. The following are descriptions of the main emotions you might feel when going through this experience an...
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Why I Chose Adoption – Arianna, Age 20, Arizona

I was 20 when I found out I was pregnant. Emotionally, financially, and mentally unstable. Just in a really difficult time in my life. I didn’t find out until I was almost 4 months.  I knew I was pregnant, but I didn’t want to face it and I thought ignoring it would make it go away. Obviously that wasn’t the case. The father was non existent. We were seeing each other, but it was nothing official un...
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Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption – Ashley, Age 21, California

I’ve dealt with many things in my life – both good and bad – but nothing that compared to one amazing and surprising experience that I will never forget:  I learned that I was pregnant on the day I was due to deliver the most beautiful baby girl. During August and September, I felt sick, like I had food poisoning.  I went to the doctor and told her my symptoms.  When she first mentioned pregnancy, I denie...
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