Say Yes to Positive Adoption Language

Say Yes to Positive Adoption Language

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Although true, it fails to encapsulate the tremendous power that words hold. They paint scenes, describe the state of mind and elicit emotions. Knowing what to say and when to say it is a great responsibility and blessing....
Acknowledge Attachment Issues for Your Child

Acknowledge Attachment Issues for Your Child

Attachment is the sharing of emotional bonds. It is formed when two or more people have spent a considerable amount of time together, and where both parties are dependent on each other. A child fresh out of the womb can experience disrupted attachment the minute they...
Adjusting Back into Life after Adoption

Adjusting Back into Life after Adoption

As you pull up into your driveway, it’s hard not to rejoice and revel when you realize that you’ve successfully conquered the adoption process. After months of paperwork, traversing the home study and the many emotions that go along with the adoption journey —...
Need Help with Baby Names?

Need Help with Baby Names?

Choosing a baby name can be a complicated process. It’s not uncommon for young women to have a prepared list of potential names that they began in childhood. One they’ve been slowly adding to or deleting from over the years. Fantasizing about. Perhaps even softly...
Naming Your Child: Where Their Story Begins

Naming Your Child: Where Their Story Begins

A name holds a thousand meanings. It is one of the first things people learn about themselves, thus it should be given a lot of thought. One of the joys of pregnancy comes from naming your child. But when you have decided to place your child for adoption, you might...
Preparing for the Hospital Visit

Preparing for the Hospital Visit

In the days and months before your son or daughter arrives, it’s not uncommon to experience a whirlwind of emotions. From joy to sadness, stress to peace, fears and doubts — all are valid and natural. Allow yourself to feel and process each one as they come....

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