June 9, 2021

10 Heartwarming Quotes for Birth Mothers Thinking About Adoption

Societal expectations have a way of adding extra fear, guilt, and shame to taboo subjects. For a mother who is already experiencing mom-guilt, even before having given birth, the self-doubt can be suffocating. Talking about adoption in a realistic, empathetic manner can offer insight that wouldn’t have been previously thought of in a society that seemingly alienates birth mothers to put their children up for adoption. To end this taboo, I suggest a thought experiment. Abortion and adoption are seen […]
June 9, 2021

What Rights Do Birthmothers Maintain After an Adoption?

Every year, thousands of children are adopted in the US. While there is no single source for adoption numbers, estimates show that between private adoptions, adoptions from foster care or the child welfare system, or adoptions from other countries, over 100,000 children are adopted each year. Choosing adoption is a big decision, whether you are a woman considering putting her child up for adoption, or someone considering adopting a child. There are many questions surrounding adoption, including those regarding the rights […]
June 9, 2021

Why Is an Adoption Birth Plan Important? 8 Reasons You Should Have One in Place

Although only 34.7% of women have a birth plan noted in their medical records, it is a crucial step that you should not skip. Whether you are the mother or an adoption family, having an adoption birth plan will help ease everyone’s minds as the due date gets closer. A hospital stay can be overwhelming, even without the emotional adoption element. Since you are most likely wondering what the big day will be like, a birth plan will help calm everyone on […]
June 9, 2021

Is the Father’s Consent Required for Adoption?

If you’re thinking of making an adoption plan, do you know if you can do it on your own? Deciding that your child will be best with another family is always difficult. Whether it’s an unplanned pregnancy or you don’t think you’re ready to be a parent yet, it’s a tough choice, but also one that’s incredibly brave and filled with love. But, can you make the decision without the father’s consent? In what scenarios is that okay, and when […]
April 27, 2021

More People to Love Grayson

Grayson was a toddler when his parents separated. He lived with his mother full time because his father, Jeff, wasn’t able to support himself financially. For him, it was the only world he knew and he was never short on love from both of his parents, so it felt like a  pretty great world to him.  When Grayson was only four, his mother died suddenly, leaving an already fragile family situation balancing on the edge of total destruction. In the […]