Post Adoption

5 THINGS THAT HELPED ME GET THROUGH THE YEAR
I PLACED MY BABY FOR  Adoption

“Placing my baby for adoption was hard but I have never wished that I would have single parented. There were five things that got me through that tough, sacred first year.”*

Post-Adoption:
BEING A BIRTH MOM & DEALING WITH GRIEF

“I don’t know how to respond to my grief… I don’t know how to let the tears out when I feel they need to come. The reason why is because I’m afraid of people telling me how I’m supposed to grieve, feel and what to do. Nobody understands the level of grief I deal with, because the people trying to understand aren’t aware of what being a birth mom is like.”*

Post-Adoption:
10 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD HEAL

When children come into our care from hard places, whether as a newborn or an older child, they have experienced trauma. Our privilege as a parent is to walk with them through the healing that their hearts need. Is it easy? Absolutely not. However, shepherding a child in this process can be one of the most rewarding challenges in life. To give some practical reminders and actions for parents, we have put together the following list of ten ways parents can practically encourage healing in our children from hard places.*

SILENCE:
ONE OF THE MANY SEASONS OF  Adoption

“The first year of my son’s life we saw his birth family almost every single month. I loved getting to know them and I hope and pray that seeing him was a good thing for their hearts. The thing with open adoption, though, is it can come in like high tide and then draw back like low tide.”*

*Articles and links are from Hope’s Promise or Lifeline Children’s Services

5 THINGS THAT HELPED ME GET THROUGH THE YEAR I PLACED MY BABY FOR  Adoption

“Placing my baby for adoption was hard but I have never wished that I would have single parented. There were five things that got me through that tough, sacred first year.” *

Post-Adoption: BEING A BIRTH MOM & DEALING WITH GRIEF

“I don’t know how to respond to my grief… I don’t know how to let the tears out when I feel they need to come. The reason why is because I’m afraid of people telling me how I’m supposed to grieve, feel and what to do. Nobody understands the level of grief I deal with, because the people trying to understand aren’t aware of what being a birth mom is like.” *

Post-Adoption: 10 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD HEAL

When children come into our care from hard places, whether as a newborn or an older child, they have experienced trauma. Our privilege as a parent is to walk with them through the healing that their hearts need. Is it easy? Absolutely not. However, shepherding a child in this process can be one of the most rewarding challenges in life. To give some practical reminders and actions for parents, we have put together the following list of ten ways parents can practically encourage healing in our children from hard places. *

SILENCE: ONE OF THE MANY SEASONS OF  Adoption

“The first year of my son’s life we saw his birth family almost every single month. I loved getting to know them and I hope and pray that seeing him was a good thing for their hearts. The thing with open adoption, though, is it can come in like high tide and then draw back like low tide.” *

*Articles and links are from Hope’s Promise or Lifeline Pregnancy Counseling

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Post-Adoptive
CARE & SUPPORT:

ADOPTION IS BORN OUT OF TRAUMA, THERE IS NO WAY AROUND THAT. GOD CAN TAKE THAT TRAUMA AND REDEEM IT BUT THAT DOESN’T TAKE AWAY ALL THE TRAUMA. TRAUMA TAKES TIME TO HEAL, TRAUMA EBBS AND FLOWS, TRAUMA CRASHES DOWN LIKE WAVES AND THEN THE WATERS STEADY AGAIN. ADOPTION, YES EVEN BEAUTIFUL OPEN ADOPTION THAT IS FULL OF GOD’S LOVE AND GRACE, IS ALSO HOME TO GRIEF AND TRAUMA.

– ADOPTIVE MOTHER*

Adopted SERIES

Adopted SERIES

For National Adoption Awareness Month 2021, we are highlighting the stories of several amazing people who either made the choice to adopt or were chosen as adoptees. Learn what led others to make their decisions and how that choice made a positive impact in their lives and finally decide for yourself, who is really providing women with the best choices.

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