• Post-Adoption Depression Is Normal, And We Need To Talk About It

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    When we adopted our first child over a decade ago , no one prepared me for the emotions I would face once I finally had my baby in my arms. From the time we started seriously considering adoption to the day our daughter was placed with us, it was over two and a half years. I had long visualized what it would look like to feel the weight of a newborn, spending my days washing bottles, changing diapers, and rocking my baby to sleep. We would read books, I'd push her in the swing at the park, and we'd host playdates with chubby toddlers while I sipped coffee with fellow moms.
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  • Your First Essential Steps If You Want To Adopt A Baby

    Your First Essential Steps If You Want To Adopt A Baby

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    So, you've made a deeply personal decision, weighed the different options on growing your family, and you've decided that you want to adopt a baby. Now, what's next? Well, unlike what you may have seen on TV and in movies, you can't just roll up to the hospital and have a nurse hand you a precious little newborn that's all yours to raise and love forever. The whole thing is a process and you have a lot of decisions to make, like do you want an open or closed adoption , will you use an agency or go the private adoption route? It could take years before you've gotten all the approvals you...
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