Choosing Adoption: Questions to Consider
Here are a few things to think about before you begin your adoption plan or start searching for a family to raise your baby.
What type of adoption do I want?There are three types of adoption. Open adoption, closed adoption and semi-open adoption. Before choosing, consider these questions. Would you like to share identifying information withe adoptive family? Do you want to...Read More »
Benefits of an Open Adoption
Over the years open adoption has become an increasingly popular choice amongst birthparents and adoptive parents alike. Why? Probably because it offers outstanding benefits for both families. While closed adoption is always an option, we encourage birthparents to consider both types of adoption equally before making a decision.
So, what is it about open adoption that makes it so...Read More »
Preparing for Adoption
You're considering placing your baby for adoption - but what is it all about? What steps do you need to take? You may have already started researching adoption and discovered the amount of information can be overwhelming. Don't worry - that's why we're here. Placing a baby for adoption is different for every woman. However, there are some simple steps that every woman should take to prepare...Read More »
Adoption vs. Parenting
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy you might be feeling scared, confused or unsure about what your next step should be. Will you parent? Will you consider placing your baby for adoption? There is no easy answer - parenting and adoption each present their own challenges. Educating yourself on your options is the only way to know for sure which path is right for...Read More »
3rd Trimester: What to Expect
You may be two-thirds of the way through your pregnancy, but your baby still has plenty of growing to do! At the end of the second trimester your baby is only about 2 pounds. He or she will grow to be between six-nine pounds over these next few months.
So, if you thought your belly couldn’t get much bigger - it will. A lot bigger! Here are some other things you can expect during...Read More »
2nd Trimester: What to Expect
The second trimester of your pregnancy will bring more changes, but also some relief from those pesky early pregnancy symptoms. The morning sickness and fatigue that plagued you during the last three months should be fading, leaving you feeling more energetic and like your old self again.
At this point the pregnancy is becoming very real. You will grow more aware of the changing...Read More »
1st Trimester: What to Expect
"I'm pregnant. Now what?"
This may have been one of your first thoughts once discovering you are pregnant. You may also have no idea what to expect - especially if the pregnancy was unplanned.
Don't worry. That's what we're here for.
Discovering you are pregnant can be a joyous time. It can also be terrifying. To keep you in the loop, we've outlined what...Read More »
Giving Birth: Packing for the Hospital
Getting to the hospital during labor is stressful enough. If you're placing your baby for adoption, you will have other preparations to think about, as well. Be prepared and pack your hospital bag a month or two before your due date. That way you won't be scrambling to find what you need when your water breaks!
Photo ID & Insurance Card: You should never leave the...Read More »
Baby Delivery: 10 Questions to Ask
Many women are anxious about going into labor. How will you know when it’s time? Will it hurt? How long after your water breaks should you be at the hospital? Whether it’s your first pregnancy or third, you never know exactly what to expect. Here are some important things to ask before you go into labor.
- How many people can be in the delivery room with me?
Is Adoption Right for Me?
Placing a baby for adoption isn’t right for everyone. But for some women facing an unplanned pregnancy it’s the best option. There is no single reason why birthmothers choose adoption for their baby. But knowing your options and becoming educated about adoption is the best way to know for sure.
We can help you put an adoption plan together, whether you just found out you are...Read More »
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
One thing pregnant women quickly discover is there are many "rules" of pregnancy.
Don’t eat this. Do eat that.
Don’t do this. Do do that.
Take these vitamins. Don’t take those vitamins.
It can get overwhelming! Nonetheless, it is important to understand what is healthy for your pregnancy and what is not. Not only will it benefit both you and your baby in the...Read More »