Adoption Is…

ADOPTION IS…, the ADOPTION NOW Blog, is dedicated to telling real stories about adoption. We are connecting and building a community by the power of experience through storytelling.

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Adoption is… Letting Go

My husband Noah and I thought our adoption journey would be perfect. It would be easy and exciting. We would meet the birthmother and build a strong relationship. With our plans made and our home study complete we decided to travel until we were matched. They said it would take a few years.

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s4e4 adoption from nigeria

When Shane and Beth got married, Shane did not want children. They got pregnant unexpectedly and that changed everything. After baby Allen’s 1st birthday the couple decided to go on an adoption journey to Nigeria, Africa. On this episode, Beth takes us through all the challenges and blessings they experienced bringing sweet Ruth home…then Beth…

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S4E3 I Call You Mine

Kim de Blecourt is an award-winning author, international speaker and Executive Director of Nourished Hearts, a non-profit serving orphaned and vulnerable children. Kim and her husband Jahn adopted their son from Ukraine and told their story on ADOPTION NOW in 2016. She has just written a 6 week study called “I Call You Mine-Embracing God’s…

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S3E17 Open Adoption from the Adoptees Perspective

Last episode, we had Kelene on the show, who is a birth mother that made an adoption plan 26 years ago. That little baby girl, named Chrissy, was born early and was only 3 pounds. Kelene and the adoptive parents worked together to love this little baby and today she joins the show! This is…

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S3E16 A Birth Mother’s Journey Through Open Adoption

Kelene is a birth mother who placed her baby 26 years ago with a family she babysat for down the street. She had an open adoption with her daughter, Chrissy, and this week she shares what it was like to have a daughter she knows and sees but is not raising. This episode helps us…

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S3E15 Self Care for Adoptive Parents Part 2

Chris Prange-Morgan wrote an article that was published in the Huffington Post on “Trauma” after she and her husband adopted two kids from China. She suffered from PTSD after bringing home their son who had severe medical needs and attachment issues. She started to rock climb to relieve stress. One day, overwhelmed with all that…

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