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  1. The day has finally arrived. You are going to meet your new baby. With the anticipation and anxiety that goes with the adoption process, it can feel like a wave of relief to be so close to this moment… with just a touch of panic.

     

    What do we need? What should we bring? What if we forget something? This trip is too important to get lost in the stress of a packing list. Here are a few essential items to help alleviate some of the last-minute worry.

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  2. Pregnancy can be a scary process, but even scarier is labor and delivery. Many women feel a lot of anxiety about giving birth. If you are nervous, you are not alone. A big part of the worry stems from having questions you may be afraid to ask. It’s important to remember that you can trust in the medical team to guide you through. Don’t hesitate to talk to them about any of your concerns, it’s unlikely that haven’t already heard the same things from countless other women. They are there to provide helpful labor tips and support throughout this experience. Here are just 5 of the most common questions that most women have about labor and delivery.

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  3. In an open adoption, as the name suggests, everyone’s identities are known, and all parties are open to communication, but that process raises a lot of questions. We answer a few of the most common questions below.

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  4. It is important to remind yourself and your partner that it is completely normal – and healthy – to feel blindsided with a range of conflicting feelings after a failed adoption. Those who have gone through this know that while it may seem devastating now, you can and will be able to move forward. Trust in yourself, the support of your partner, and time. To further help you during this period, keep these tips in mind.

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  5. There are many false and often harmful myths surrounding the idea of adoption by LGBT parents. These myths are damaging and unfair to both the parents wanting to adopt and the children who could benefit from being adopted and having a family. Below, we clear up some of those myths.

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