2017 was an amazing year! This past year brought the official launch of AdoptMatch, the ///A Conference in Montreal, and the start of our Birth Mother support group. We are so amazed by all the positive changes happening in the adoption community and look forward to all the exciting things to come in 2018.
Our hope for next year is that we would continue to support and educate our communities on the importance of post-placement support for birth mothers and the need for separate representation.
Today, let’s take a look back at the top posts (based on the number of visits) of 2017. Take a moment to read through them and learn something new!
Top Posts of 2017
1. Do Expectant Parents Really Need Their Own Attorney?
Why Adoptive Parents Should Insist on Separate Representation for Expectant Parents.
2. Download the Expectant Mother’s Guide to Adoption
Our Expectant Mother’s Guide to Adoption is available as a downloadable PDF! This resource outlines adoption terminology and carefully breaks down the process of adoption into seven steps.
3. Puzzle Pieces, Part 1 and Part 2
Adoptee and TruAdopt’s own Megan V. shares her story about meeting her Birth Mom for the first time and what her Birth Mom’s sacrifice means to her. “I remember the day as though it were yesterday. I was so nervous. Pacing the kitchen floor, trying to find a way to occupy myself as I waited. ‘I am about to meet my birth mom,’ I thought to myself. This was a day I had played out in my mind for 15 years.”
4. Why We Should Care
This blog post explores the importance of engaging with the adoption community even if you don’t have any personal ties to it. Listening and engaging is what helps us connect with and support others.
5. A Gift for You!
On Mother’s Day, we gifted inspirational wall art!
6. Lifetime Healing Event, Photo Recap
Photos from our Lifetime Healing LLC post-placement support training led by Ashley Mitchell.