Becoming an Adoptive Parent

Becoming an Adoptive Parent

  • Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling | What To Expect As A Patient

    Even though a pregnancy at the right point in your life can be a great experience, an unplanned pregnancy can be an incredibly scary place to be. Unplanned pregnancy counseling centers offer you valuable guidance if you find yourself carrying a child that you are not sure you are ready to mother. Here is what you should expect with a visit to an unplanned pregnancy center for help.  Your Initial Consultation

  • 4 Meaningful Ways To Endure Waiting For An Adoptive Placement

    Whether you are hoping for potential birth parents to choose you, in anticipation of paperwork processing and red tape cutting, or simply anticipating the birth of your precious child, waiting can be one of the most arduous parts of the adoption process. Wishing, wondering and worrying can weigh heavily on you and affect your relationships, your work and even your health. It is difficult to sit on your hands and do nothing, but if you have completed all of the required work, you might feel as though you have no other choice.

  • 3 Ways Counseling Can Help You With An Eating Disorder

    If you are struggling with any type of eating disorder, it is very smart to start going to an eating disorder therapist for counseling. Your therapist will be able to understand your eating disorder better than you do perhaps, and can help you to understand it and hopefully eventually overcome it. This article will discuss 3 specific ways that counseling can help you with an eating disorder.  They Can Help You Talk Through Your Emotions In Regards To Food

  • Making Your Own Wedding Veil

    If you are engaged to be married, picking out your wedding gown can be an exciting experience. You most likely will want to visit a bridal store to see what selection they have available. If you are strapped for cash, you may want to put the bulk of your savings toward a dress from a boutique like Bridal Elegance and consider making your own veil. Here are some instructions you can use to make a headpiece of your own.

  • The International Adoption Process Demystified

    You're ready to become a parent and are set on adopting internationally. Understanding the international adoption process includes knowing the two different types: Hague and orphan (or non-Hague). The specific adoption process that you must go through depends on the country where your child is coming from, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services. Hague Adoptions Oversees adoptions are often subject to the international treaty, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (also known as just the Hague Adoption Convention).

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About Me
Becoming an Adoptive Parent

After a few years of marriage, my husband and I decided to open our home to a child who needed a family. Our journey included learning about the adoption process, what goes into matching parents with children, and even how relationship counseling can help improve the chances of building a solid family unit. It did take some time, but at last we were matched with two wonderful children. One was a newborn while the other was six years old and had spent time in more than one foster home along the way. Each child brought specific challenges, but also gave us a joy that we had never known before. If you are thinking of becoming an adoptive parent, understand that it can take time. Read on and I'll share what things that you need to know in order to make your own journey.