Adoption Blog - Adoptimist
February 13, 2017

Adoption Is About Love

Flowers, candy, cards, and other heartfelt expressions are just a few of the many ways couples across the U.S. are celebrating Valentine’s Day this month. Love is no doubt one of the most powerful emotions we experience. That’s why it’s no surprise that love is strongly and abundantly present in adoption. The reason: the bond between a parent and a child, whether biological or not, is a connection like no other. Let’s take a look at all the ways that love comes into play throughout the adoption process. Unselfish When an expectant mother learns... Read more…

December 29, 2016

Top 5 Adoption Blogs Of 2016

At Adoptimist, we are not only blessed with a wonderful community of families hoping to adopt, we are blessed with a talented community of writers and professionals who contribute to our Adoption Blog. They share their experiences, offer inspiration, and helpful advice to the adoption community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each blog contributor for their amazing work. And as 2016 comes to a close we thought we’d take a look back at some of the blogs our readers enjoyed... Read more…

December 9, 2016

Creating Holiday Traditions As A Birthmother

Holiday traditions amongst families are a big deal. As birthmoms, knowing your child isn’t a part of these traditions can be hard. But you can create your own holiday traditions with your child. They may not be the same traditions your family has, but they can be special traditions between you and your child. Personally, my holiday tradition for my son revolves around ornaments. I recall browsing through the mall just before his first Christmas when he was just a couple of months old. I spotted a beautiful Precious Moments baby’s first Christmas ornament... Read more…

December 5, 2016

Surviving The Holidays As A Birthmother

Christmas (and other major holidays) as a birthmother is tough. You can almost physically see the missing chair at the dinner table. You know where your child’s stocking should hang on the chimney. You are keenly aware that holidays are a time for families to come together, but you aren’t your child’s everyday mother, and you are missing out. This can be a tough reality making the holidays a dreaded time of the year for many birthmothers. The good news is you can survive the holidays and hopefully enjoy them a little bit too! Below are some ways to... Read more…

November 21, 2016

What I’m Thankful For As A Birthmother

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Many people use this time of year to reflect on what they have and what they are thankful for. Over the past couple of years there has even been a social media movement where people list something they are thankful for every day. As a birthmother, adoption is often filled with grief and working through the hard stuff. But I like to try and find the good in all situations. So today I want to reflect on what I am thankful for in... Read more…

December 6, 2015

Adoption Is The Best Gift Of All

Remember how you felt at Christmastime as a child? Magic, excitement and wonder surrounded you. You eagerly waited in anticipation for the holiday festivities – joining together with family, sharing a meal, baking cookies, attending church. And, of course, you couldn’t wait for that special gift from Santa! What you may not have realized at the time was that there are far better and more important gifts in life. These are not the gifts that can be bought or exchanged; they are the gifts of the heart. I’ll never forget the last Christmas we spent before... Read more…