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Open Adoption

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I read an interesting blog (welcometomybrain.net) from November 2008 about open adoption. An adoptive mother counseled those who were considering a closed adoption- because they were uncomfortable with the idea of openness-to talk  with at least five families in open newborn anddomestic infant adoptions. She suggested reading at least 3-5 books on open adoption. And she wrote, “Realize that your…

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The Accidental Mother: How to Deal With an Unplanned Pregnancy

By | Abortion Alternatives | One Comment

A positive pregnancy test can a joyous celebration. But when a pregnancy is unintended, a wide range of emotions, other than total bliss, can come into play. Disbelief, regret, fear, anger, resentment, embarrassment and even panic are not uncommon emotions in an unplanned pregnancy. And while experiencing any number of these emotions is normal when the news first hits, the challenge…

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Adoptive Family Testimonial

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Try to imagine what it might be like for a couple who has been working toward the dream of starting a family, to learn that one of them suffers some kind of infertility. Imagine what it’s like for a couple who has already started a family to learn that it’s medically inadvisable for the mother to carry another pregnancy to…

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Abortion Alternatives: Considering Adoption as an Alternative to Abortion

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Pregnancies don’t happen in a vacuum. They have context. Defending the context of pregnancy may seem a little trite, but that idea is often contested by women’s choice advocates when they hear adoption presented as an alternative to abortion. The essential point they want to make, is that more focused attention should be paid to particular choices that occur in…

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What Is The Adoption Process?

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Lao-Tse, a Chinese philosopher, once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The adoption process may stretch ahead like a long road. When you have your child in your arms, the time will seem to have passed much more quickly! Your first step is the home study, which is designed to allow the social worker…

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Her Happiness is My Happiness

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My daughter’s birth mother had a birthday a few weeks ago. When we called her to wish her a happy birthday we found out she had a lot of exciting news to share with us. It turns out that just that day her long-time boyfriend had finally proposed to her and she was ecstatic! She also mentioned that everything was…

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Review: Jovi’s Path

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I recently had the opportunity to review a new children’s book about adoption, titled Jovi’s Path, authored by Jodi Czarnick Coon, and illustrated by Ashlie Coon Sanders. As an adoptive mother, I am always looking for a good book about newborn adoption to read to my babies. The story begins with an adorable little zebra named Jovi. Little Jovi is…

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