And yet despite their differences, they also have many qualities in common. Here are 10 of the most important things that expectant mothers with an adoption plan are looking for when choosing adoptive parents for their baby. Continue reading →
Am I a “real” mother, even though I didn’t give birth to my child? How do I deal with the pressure to be perfect? What do I need to do to bring out the best in my child and not feel guilty when I fall short?
For adoptive parents, and especially new adoptive parents through open adoption, those are just some of the many questions that keep them up at night.
Being a parent is the toughest, yet most rewarding job in the world. Being a parent through adoption is also immensely rewarding, but it comes with its own set of challenges.
Luckily, we have Madeleine Melcher and her new book to guide us through them.
Now, drawing on her experience as an adoptive mother and adoptee, the three-time author tackles some of the most common, and thorniest, issues facing adoptive parents in her new book. Continue reading →