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10 Realities of Older Motherhood

“What are the realities of becoming a mom …? While these may not be true for every woman, they are for many.” The birth of child brings on a new reality regardless of your age and with that comes the need to make certain adjustments. For the older mom in her 40’s and 50’s Read about […]

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Five Reasons Others Adopt Faster Than You

Waiting is hard, especially hard in adoption. The wait gets even harder when you hear of others who were matched with an expectant mother quickly, or at least faster than you. You wonder why they “got lucky” while you are still at the hoping, longing, and checking your phone every 10 minute stage. Adoption isn’t […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Adoption Terminology?

Those who have not been a part of the adoption community may not know appropriate terminology…[the] birth mothers and professionals discuss not only appropriate terminology, but also what terms feel comfortable to them, specifically…One of our birth mothers shares with us the reasons she prefers the term “placed” when talking about the choice she made for […]

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Why I Chose to Place My Child for Adoption

When someone learns that I placed my baby for adoption, I almost always receive questions following the news. Some are out of love, some out of judgement, most though, are out of pure (innocent) curiosity. The most common question I receive is, “Why did you chose adoption?” The short and simple answer to this is: […]

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Waiting doesn’t have to be the worst part of the process.

  I have had a lot of practice waiting. My husband and I waited through three long years of inability to conceive naturally, followed by three years of failed infertility treatments, and two years of the adoption process. Every month was painfully slow and left us feeling overwhelmed. With all of this practice, one might think […]

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Meet Jeremy and Nicole: Placed!

Jeremy and Nicole were blessed with the placement of a baby girl just after Valentine’s day, 2016. We are so very happy for our Better Living Adoption Family ! Please meet Better Living Adoption family Jeremy and Nicole. If you would like to learn more about Jeremy and Nicole, please Contact us

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“The Promise of a Thousand Memories”

“Your baby is coming!” Our daughter’s birth mom, Brooke, had finally gone into labor, almost two weeks late. The call came at 3:30 A.M., and we were out the door by 4 A.M. The toy dangling from the empty car seat rattled like a ticking clock as we drove along the highway for two long […]

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