Lighthouse Thoughts

May 24, 2017

The 3 Types of Domestic Adoption

Open Adoption  Involves sharing of identifying information between the Adoptive Parents & Birth Mother. It may include addresses, phone numbers, emails, surnames, Facebook, etc. In some cases, both parties have on-going communication throughout the child’s life. Closed Adoption Neither party shares any identifying information about themselves and do not communicate with each other, before or […]

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May 18, 2017

Books About Adoption

Provide stories for a range of ages, … emotional issues and questions from kids of preschool-early school age-high school graduation on the title page and moving back through his life … http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/11/books-adoption/    

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May 17, 2017

GRADUATION

Graduation- just the idea of it is enough to make a Mom grab a box of tissues. Whether it be from preschool, college, or anywhere in between, it is an important milestone in the life of your child. Graduation is both the beginning and the end. Or for us Mom’s, the beginning of the end. […]

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May 15, 2017

Is College Right for Your Teen?

Some teens are ready to go away to school and hit the books. Others may need different options. https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/parenting/should-i-go-to-college/

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May 11, 2017

When is professional help necessary for your baby?

“If you are concerned about your baby’s physical or emotional development, see a developmental pediatrician or other knowledgeable therapist.” Adoptive Families has published the following “signs that you should seek guidance” for your baby if he or she is/has: Overly independent or overly compliant; lack of eye contact Comprehension but no language development Delayed crawling […]

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May 10, 2017

A Birth Parent Question-Who are Adoptive Parents?

Adoptive parents can be anyone who wants to adopt a child. While most adoptive parents are married couples, who cannot have a biological child, they may also include families that experience secondary infertility, previously had a difficult pregnancy or decide they want to expand their family via adoption. Additionally, more single women are choosing adoption. […]

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May 9, 2017

Your Newborn Baby

Bonding with baby, newborn sleep, feedings, diaper rash and more. “No matter how well you’ve prepared, you’re bound to be surprised as you learn about your new baby” 8 Questions About Your Newborn Baby’s First Week http://www.webmd.com/parenting/treat-diaper-rash-16/newborn-first-week

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May 4, 2017

Bonding with Baby at Each Developmental Stage

A look at “ how adopting parents can enhance attachment at each developmental stage from the first, precious moments of infancy through the walking, talking days of toddlerhood.” From our friends at Adoptive Families: http://bit.ly/20uLS3p

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May 3, 2017

Goal Setting and Adoption

To quantify what you wish to achieve, it may help to set some goals for your adoption. In setting goals, be specific: explicitly set forth; definite. Make sure that you are clear and detailed in all communication. Each component should be particularly fitted to a use or purpose. It should be limited, distinctive, or unique. […]

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