Bill and Hollie Speed knew early on in their marriage that they would have to adopt. Mrs. Speed suffered several miscarriages, and their one child, Stephen, died three days after birth. But the Speeds soldiered on. They were determined to be parents, and they were more than happy to open their home to a child in need of love and care.
Adoption is a wonderful thing. Not only does it allow a childless couple the opportunity to have a child of their own, but it also enables a birth parent to give their baby a better life. And, yet, adoption is a difficult topic to bring up--particularly with the children that you decided to keep. Your "first born" If you put your first child up for adoption, but went on to have a family later on, you are not alone. As women become older, better emotionally prepared for motherhood, and more financially secure, they often decide to keep the children conceived after the adoption.
An unintended pregnancy can be an overwhelming, and often terrifying experience. Although there are many options, you ultimately have to decide what is right for you and your baby. With all the information on the internet, forums on the matter, friends you can talk to, it’s your decision, weigh the pros and cons, and find what you’re most comfortable with. For those that are thinking about adoption, here are five reasons it might be the route for you. 1 Opportunities
Life coach Lisa Steadman writes about her experience as a foster mother to her niece and how she learned to be a better parent from her husband. Read on to see her honest approach to foster-parenting and why she ultimately decided to change.
Not every woman has aspirations of becoming a mommy. We don't all "ooh" and "ah" every time we see a newborn in a carriage. And not all of us are deafened by the ominous sounds of our biological clocks sounding off. After all, life as a footloose and worry-free modern woman is pretty great--until you meet the man of your dreams. And his dreams include babies.
As you go through the process of adopting a child, you will encounter a lot of misinformation and anti-adoption bias disguised as scientific fact. Popular notions about adoption can be hard to counter, because these myths have been so often repeated and seem to make good intuitive sense, but close examination of some popular myths reveals that the facts tell a different story. Here are 5 myths most people have heard: 1. Adopted Children Have More Psychological Problems
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may be the poster family for adoption, but it's Hugh Jackman—father of two adopted children himself—who's putting things into perspective. "I'm working with Americans to create an international campaign to shine a light on the fact that there are 153 million orphans in the world," the actor recently said. "If that were a country, it would be the ninth-largest in the world, just ahead of Russia."
At the 2013 Women In The World summit, we stumbled upon Elaine DePrince, whose journey through motherhood has included life-affirming highs (watching one her adopted daughters become a rising ballet star) and heart-wrenching lows (enduring the death of two of her nine adopted children). The size of her heart and the strength of her will are things we should celebrate not only this Mother's Day, but every day. Here's her amazing story.
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From celebrities to non celebrities, people are adopting children everyday.When you adopt a child, you are giving him or her wonderful gift of a forever home! However with all of the love that you have to offer also comes the responsibility of being willing to discuss their birth parents at some point in their lives. For many parents, this can be a challenging task. It can be even harder for the child.
Why don't you just adopt they say. Think of all the kids who have no parents who would at least get one. You can bond with a child that does not share your DNA. True but adoption is not an option. It's not about income, passing the home visit with the social worker, or passing the background check. Adoption is a selfless act and a choice to love a child that has no biological tie to you as if they were your own.
In this day and age, it's not uncommon to hear about people having children out of wedlock. However, with Brangelina's recent engagement, people seem unsure of what to think. In the six long years the two have been together, they have become the parents of six children. Though they aren't the first couple to break the love, marriage, then family mold, many people are wondering why they waited so long to tie the knot.
After one-and-a-half years of fruitless (and awkward) babymaking sex, we had decided it was time to move forward with Plan B and seek out fertility testing. It was a big step. After all, not so long ago, we had been on the brink of separation, in part because of our frustrated efforts at procreation.
Ty Burrell is creating a modern family of his very own! He and wife Holly welcomed their second daughter earlier this week, according to People.
The polo magnate who adopted his girlfriend in an alleged attempt to protect his fortune from a lawsuit must now battle with his teenaged children who want the adoption thrown out.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may be a little young for kids of their own just yet, but last weekend they made a surprise visit to a Winnipeg animal rescue shelter to play with some dogs... and in the process, ended up adopting their very own rescue puppy! Cue the chorus of "awws!"