Starting Your Own Family Traditions Builds A Sense Of Security And Belonging

If you are raising children without the benefit of an extended family, you may be worried that your children will suffer from not having strong family traditions that have been passed down for generations. According to a review of 50 years of research published by the American Psychological Association (APA), family traditions strengthen marriages and families and promote stability during times of stress or transition. But not all family traditions are passed down from prior generations. Read More 

3 Tips for Minimizing the Emotional Roller Coaster of Giving Your Baby Up for Open Adoption

While open adoption may be the right answer to your unique situation, it can be tough to deal with the emotional roller coaster that tends to result from the process. Not only are feelings of loss something you'll likely face, but you may question your role and relationship with the adopting family as time goes on. So it's important to take a few steps that will help minimize the emotional roller coaster you experience during the open adoption process and beyond. Read More