It is normal to have a variety of emotions during contact with a birth child. Here are a few emotions that a birth mother may face and some tips on how to deal.
Adopted children are going to have questions about their open adoption. When it’s time, age-appropriate conversations will occur.
Whether you love someone who is choosing adoption, or you are choosing adoption for your own child, here are some basic self-care tips.
Do you have regrets as a birth mother? What if we re-frame what regret is, then see how you feel?
Is someone you love facing an unplanned pregnancy? Try compassion.
A potential birth mother faces many mental challenges, but emotional healing is possible.
Healing for anyone, including a birth mother, is a process. While it is important to work toward happiness, sometimes we just need music and a smile!
As with soldiers in the military, open adoption requires a commitment even prior to developing a deep and close personal relationship.
Adoptive parents meeting a birth mother for the first time who might feel pressure to perform: remember reciprocity.
Adoptive parents meeting a birth mother for the first time who might feel pressure to perform: remember to just be yourself.