The Symbol of Adoption: The Adoption Triad

Adoption is a very complex process. That is no surprise. There is much involved. However, in essence, adoption surrounds three essential groups of people: the birth parents, the adoptive parents and the adoptee. They form what’s become known as “the adoption triad.”...

Things to Say Instead to a Birth Mother

“One kind word can change someone’s entire day.” Anonymous Making a plan for adoption is one of the hardest decisions a prospective birth mother will ever make in her life. It takes an insurmountable amount of courage and humility. Honestly coming to a place within...

Things to Never Say to an Adoptive Parent

“Words: So innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne From a very young age, we are told, “use your words.” Because, as children, we...

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