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I’m Pregnant

What is Adoption

As you consider your next steps after an unplanned pregnancy, you may begin to have questions about the option of adoption: What can you expect? How does it work? And is it really an option for you?

If you are wondering what adoption is, know one thing about everything else: you get to define it for yourself. Over the last few decades, adoption has transformed into an increasingly positive experience for everyone involved – especially pregnant women. From choosing a family to deciding how much contact to have with your child, you will be in charge of the entire process, and you will have access to support and guidance the entire way. By being actively involved in the adoption process, you can feel certain that you are not “giving up” your baby: you are giving him or her the gift of a family.

Read the following articles to learn about how to pursue adoption, how the process works, and what adoption means for you and your baby.

How Do Adoptees Feel About Adoption?

How Do Adoptees Feel About Adoption?

If you’re a hopeful adoptive family, you know that adoption will allow you to expand your family and share the love in your heart with a...

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Full Circle – Scott Mars' Adoption Story

Full Circle – Scott Mars' Adoption Story

It’s not uncommon for adoptees to remain involved in the adoption community, which played a huge role in their lives. Some people become strong advocates of...

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The Challenges and Triumphs of an Adoptee – Jen's Adoption Story

The Challenges and Triumphs of an Adoptee – Jen's Adoption Story

Jen has been working in the field of adoption for over a decade, helping birth mothers come to the decision of placing their children with adoptive...

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Everything Happens for a Reason – Kristen’s Adoption Story

Everything Happens for a Reason – Kristen’s Adoption Story

This was one adoptee’s answer to the typical question: Do you ever wonder what life would be life if you hadn’t been adopted?

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