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Adoption Stories

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Adoption Stories

Q&A: Explaining Adoption

Adoptive parents will inevitably find themselves in situations where they feel compelled to answer questions (or correct misinformation) about adoption. Finding the right words in these scenarios isn’t always easy. To help families deal with these instances as they arise, Deb Shrier, LICSW of Adoption Resources has answered three real life questions from adoptive parents.

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Choosing Open Adoption

Posted by Natalie*, a birth mother

My counselor once told me, “Every single adoption is different. Every plan that a birth mother and adoptive parents make is unique.” I am glad I made my plan for my daughter, but it took a lot of thinking. It was hard enough to decide on adoption for my daughter. Choosing an open adoption made it in some ways harder, and in some ways easier.Read more

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Finding the Right Family

Posted by Jennifer O.

When I thought about adoption, I wondered how I could find the right family for Maya. I imagined a loving family ready to take care of a baby. There were so many things I wanted Maya to have that I couldn’t give her: I wanted her to have two parents, a dog, and a yard to play in. I wanted her to live in a safe neighborhood and attend a safe school. Mostly, I wanted her to have the best life possible, and to make sure she could grow up to be whatever she wanted.

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Our Journey of Love and Family

Last summer, Sandra and Gary* were gathering together paperwork in order to adopt their second child. They also had to create an autobiographical book to tell their family’s story to any prospective birth parents. Their book was titled, “To a Brave, Young Couple: Our Journey of Love and Family.”

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