Birth Mother

February 15, 2021

Hope and frustration: For families looking to adopt newborns, the journey isn’t easy

Brooke Penton is a typical 2-year-old: She’s shy when she meets new people, her favorite color is pink, she is constantly on the move and she absolutely adores her mom and dad. On a cloudy Friday at her home on the water in Gulf Breeze, she sat in her mom Melissa’s lap before wiggling over onto her dad Rusty’s lap. She then nose-dived into the couch pillows and ran off to get one of her stuffed animals. Brooke, Melissa, and […]
February 11, 2021

Writing a Letter to Your Birth Child After Adoption

There is no right or wrong way for a biological parent to feel after making an adoption plan. But regardless of how you feel, writing a letter benefits both the parent and their biological child. Making an adoption plan is a wonderfully selfless act.  Many biological parents choose to write a letter to their child prior to giving birth telling their child about them and why they made an adoption plan.    Why should a biological parent write a letter? How […]
February 11, 2021

How To Manage the Symptoms of Post-Adoption Depression

Making an adoption plan can pave the way for a fresh start in life. This major decision allows a hopeful family to cherish the gift of caring for a child. In addition, if you’re in a position where you’re unable to provide your baby with the love and care that it needs, you can find peace of mind in knowing that your child is in good hands when you choose a loving home for it. While there are numerous benefits […]
January 22, 2021

How To Navigate the Adoption Home Study Process Like a Pro

When you’re ready to start adopting a child in Florida, you’ll have to complete a process known as the adoption home study. This step is a vital aspect of every type of adoption. However, it can also be a significant source of stress for families, especially those who don’t know what to expect from the process. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to manage your uncertainty and approach the home study with a sense of confidence. Whether you’d like […]
December 23, 2020

Birth Mom Questions: What Kind of Adoption Is Best – Open, Closed, Semi-Open?

When planning to place a child for adoption, one of the most common concerns that expectant mothers have is which type of adoption is best for their needs. Closed and open adoptions both have their own benefits and drawbacks, which can make it difficult for you as a birth mother to determine which route you should take. That’s why it’s crucial to take the time to identify your personal goals and determine what you want to get out of the […]