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  1. Post- Adoption Blues

    You have wanted to adopt a child for a long time, and went through a lot of stress to get there. But now your bundle of joy is finally here, and you feel stressed and overwhelmed. You can’t seem to connect with your child and it is driving you crazy. Are you a bad parent? Are you just not cut out for this? No. What you’re experiencing are probably post-adoption blues. 

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  2. Home Study Binder

     

    A home study process can be stressful for potential adoptive parents. During the process, you will be asked all kinds of questions. These will include things like your medical history, criminal background, financial background, references, education, etc. Although most people pass their home study without problems, some fail for various reasons. So if you want to make sure you will pass, here are some things to avoid.

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  3. Birthmother

     

    An adoption naturally contains a child, adoptive parents and a birthmother. And naturally, sometimes it’s difficult to maintain healthy communication without offending any party. This is because the whole process is an emotional one. So if you are meeting your birthmother, you should know what not to say to your birthmother - here are some common examples:

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  4. James & Brian

     

    The way we talk and the words we use can say a lot about how we really think. Using positive adoption language means that we choose respectful words for adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees. In the 1970s, as adoption organizations developed, there was a need to change the language in common use at the time. Positive adoption language is important since its main premise is that adoption and birth are both completely valid ways of creating a family.

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  5. Adoptive Parent Couple

    An adoptive family profile is one of the most important pieces of your additional paperwork, as it is what a birth mother will look at when deciding on a family for her baby. You are thinking about what information to include, what picture you should put in, and how you want to present yourself and your partner. This is not an easy step and there are some common mistakes that hopeful adoptive parents make when creating an adoptive family profile. Here are the don'ts.

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