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|Posted on July 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM|
Myth: Birth mothers “give up” their children for adoption because they do not want them or are teenagers who can't care for them.
Truth: There are many aspects to consider about this myth or misconception. For starters, a woman who is pregnant and considering an adoption plan is an expectant mother. She is not considered a birth mom until the child is placed. Secondly, a birth mother is not giving up her child but is ca...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 9, 2018 at 11:50 AM|
Myth: “It will always feel like babysitting or like someone else's child.”
Truth: Most hopeful adoptive parents wonder about attachment in adoption. The truth is all parents worry about this whether it is a biological or adopted child. Also, attachment issues can happen in both scenarios. Chances are once the child is born your attachment with them will begin to grow. For some, the bond is instant. For other...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM|
Do you find yourself googling adoption?
Do you frequent websites, forums, blogs, or videos related to adoption and find it hard to stop reading or watching?
Do you file away information for later?
Do you notice yourself looking for ways to hint at or bring up adoption to your spouse or loved ones?
Do you see other famili...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM|
Profound feelings of emptiness after longing for something for so long.
Feeling a lack of control or powerlessness to change your situation.
Feelings of unfairness and struggles of self worth.
Feeling defined by medical treatments, ovulation charts, hormone levels, etc.
Feeling left out with peers and family or isolating...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 26, 2018 at 5:25 PM|
After everything we have addressed, why wouldn’t you reach out for help?
We hope you understand that it doesn’t have to only be to a counselor. This isn’t about you making an appointment. This is about you realizing that your life could be better and that you are worth whatever steps it takes to make it better. Put aside the judgments and assumptions and opinions of others. Put aside the what ifs that you have been ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 24, 2018 at 6:15 PM|
Do you feel like you are just blindly walking through life?
Do you hear positive things about people around you but can’t be excited for them?
Do negative things happen in your life but they seem to not phase you?
Do people comment that you are so strong or they look up to you but you don’t really get it?
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|Posted on June 21, 2018 at 6:15 PM|
Have you considered going to see a counselor, even just once, but you can’t bring yourself to fit it into your schedule or spend the money?
Do you always find ways to justify that it isn’t that big of a deal or isn’t that important?
If you have ever considered a counseling session but rejected it, there is probably a high likelihood that it would be helpful to you. So why don&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 19, 2018 at 6:10 PM|
Do you have people in your life that are just exhausting?
People that you avoid when you can?
People who always find a way to make it all about them?
What about people who want everything from you but never give back in return?
People who are always negative?
People who n...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 17, 2018 at 6:05 PM|
Do you have someone at work that just drives you crazy?
Do you struggle to stay on task?
Do you feel like someone is always trying to make your life more complicated?
Do you get overlooked for the big assignments and never have a chance for recognition?
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|Posted on June 14, 2018 at 6:05 PM|
Do you find yourself getting mad about things that don’t really matter?
Are you stewing about things that happened in the past?
Do people or things around you spark emotional outbursts from you?
Is something that normally doesn’t bother you, suddenly sparking real anger or resentment?
Do you find yourself lashing out verbally at times and later realizing that it was useless and unnecessary?
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