Author: Robyn Harrod


Why Open Adoption?

There are many questions that birth parents and adoptive parents have to consider as they are preparing for their adoption journey. Some of the questions are easier than others to answer and some are very personal and don’t need the approval of the other family. One of the most important questions, and one where the birth family and adoptive f...

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Is It Possible for an Adoptive Mother to Breastfeed?

It’s a widely accepted fact that there are medical and psychological benefits to breastfeeding. Breast milk provides all the nutrition an infant needs. It provides the perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat, and is more digestible than formula. Breast milk contains antibodies which help babies fight off viruses and bacteria, and lowers the risk of asthma and allergies, a...

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Talking To Adopted Children about Their History

Adoptive parents often have the challenging responsibility of talking to their children about their origins, which can include a complex past. Difficulties children may have experienced can include abuse, abandonment, and birth parents with substance abuse, mental health issues or incarceration. These are hard subjects to tackle, especially when you are trying to explain them in the context of your...

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