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Unable to Conceive and Being Happy for Others Who Can

Learning to Be Happy For Others When You Are Unable to Conceive It finally happenedsomeone told me they were pregnant and instead of jealousy, sadness and thoughts of why? I truly felt joy! I know that may seem silly, weird, or even selfish to some of you. But I know there are many of you ... Continue Reading The post Unable to Conceive and Being Happy for Others Who Can appeared first on Adoption.NET.

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Birth Mother Regrets: Learning to Let Go

This birth mother regrets her choice They say the pain will go away. But this birth mother regrets her choice. ‘If they offered to give Cricket back, would you want him?‘ My mother asks me this every so often. She asked again after my last Skype call with Cricket-I think it had been a year ... Continue Reading The post Birth Mother Regrets: Learning to Let Go appeared first on Adoption.NET.

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Name Change in Adoption: Factors to Consider

A common question among prospective adoptive parents revolves around a name change. Should the adopted child‘s namebe changed? Modified? Or should it remain the same with the exception of the last name? Factors to consider when making a name change in adoption: Safety There are many factors to consider when making a naming decision. Oneimportant ... Continue Reading The post Name Change in Adoption: Factors to Consider appeared first on Ado

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Gay or Straight, Adoptive Families Have Much in Common

Jon Summers Whether you‘regay or straight, or your child is adopted or biologically yours, there are things our families have in common. ‘I can‘t believe I‘m already doing this,‘ I said to myself as I opened the top drawer of a dresser we have only had for a month. But it was time. Alexander is ... Continue Reading The post Gay or Straight, Adoptive Families Have Much in Common appeared first on Adoption.NET.

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How Far Into My Pregnancy Can I Decide to Place My Baby for Adoption?

You can make an adoption plan at any time during or after your pregnancy. However, the earlier in your pregnancy you begin to consider your options (parenting, temporary care or adoption), if you choose adoption-the more time you will have to locate a family and reflect on your choice. While the conversation may be a ... Continue Reading The post How Far Into My Pregnancy Can I Decide to Place My Baby for Adoption? appeared first on Adoption.NET.

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