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How to Make a Birth Plan for the Hospital

Learn the ins and outs of creating a birth plan for the hospital, allowing you to be prepared for the day you give birth.

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What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Adoption?

Open adoption and closed adoptions are very common, but both come with their share of details. Knowing the difference between these options available to birth families and adoptive families can create a relationship that works well for everyone.

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Can a Child be Adopted without the Consent of Both Parents? The Ultimate Explainer

Can you place a child for adoption without the father's consent? We explain all the details to this complicated question.

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What to Know Before Making an Adoption Plan for Your Child

Before you make the decision to place your child for adoption, you may have many questions about the process. After many years of facilitating adoptions, we have a few facts birth mothers like to know before choosing adoption for their baby.

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The Ultimate Guide to Adoption Home Study in Pennsylvania

One of the phrases that people find most intimidating during their research is “home study.” While the adoption home study process looks very daunting at first glance, this guide will help prepare you for what's to come.

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What to Know When Adopting a Toddler

As you consider adopting a toddler into your family, we invite you to begin by learning more about how toddler adoption is different from infant adoption, how to get started in the adoption process, and how to prepare your child for the transition.

Adoption Home Studies- What are Caseworkers really looking for?

After moving to Philadelphia ten years ago, I quickly learned the streets and layout of the city to find the best happy hours, the best chicken wings and the quickest way to the “El”. I know the city well, I know it’s rhythms, traffic patterns, crazy one way streets and how in almost all instances, it’s easier to walk to get to where you are going.

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Ritual After Loss

This past year I lost my father, the #1 Dad on the planet. His birthday passed and I found myself at a loss of what to do to mark the day. I felt a desire to “celebrate” him with some kind of tradition, but since we lived 5 hours apart, we didn’t always have birthdays together and therefore we didn’t have a “thing” we always did.

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Mother’s Day 2015

Mother's Day can be a wonderful, beautiful day, but also a very difficult one. For women struggling with infertility, this day can bring even more focus on how deep and powerful their pain is in longing for a child to make them a mother.  For those mothers who have lost a child, the grief on Mother's Day is quite possibly unbearable.

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Finding the Right Domestic Adoption Agency for You

Getting started in domestic adoption can be very overwhelming, and it’s hard to know what to ask when you are looking at different agencies that may be right for you.  Take a look at our questions to help get you started.