Want to foster or adopt in Florida? (PHOTOS)
Thinking about fostering or even adopting?Jenn Petion, director of administration and external affairs for FamiliesFirst Network, provided some insight
Woman gives birth after first successful womb transplant from dead donor
A WOMAN has given birth to a baby girl following the first ever successful womb transplant from a dead donor. The major breakthrough gives fresh hope to 50,000 infertile Brits. The pioneering opera…
Countering the ‘Soft Stigma’ Against Adoption
The language we use in talking about adoption (e.g., say “make an adoption plan” instead of “give up for adoption”) can help to reframe the way others think about it. Our language can also help us avoid reinforcing the unspoken, negative narrative that children placed for adoption are “unwanted” and “abandoned” by their birthmothers. We must also “walk the walk” when people choose adoption—by supporting expectant mothers considering adoption, by providing generous post-adoption emotional resources for placing parents, and by coming alongside foster and adoptive parents, stepping in to support them with respite care, meals, and other tangible forms of assistance during difficult times.
Marshallese Adoptions Fuel A Lucrative Practice For Some Lawyers
U.S. and Marshall Islands officials say the law clearly bars women from traveling to America to give up babies for adoption. But some attorneys are still taking advantage of lax oversight and willing families.
Adoption Awareness Month creating awareness of adopting
This month is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. In North Carolina, over 11,000 children are part of the foster care system. That number includes more than 2,000 children who are ready and available to be adopted into permanent homes. This month, the Children's Home Services of North Carolina is focusing not only on children living in foster care, but the importance of adopting from the United States.
When People Tell Infertile Couples To ‘Just Adopt,’ They’re Forgetting An Important Thing
IVFML hosts Simon Ganz and Anna Almendrala discuss why this common adoption question hurts infertile couples.