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Monday, March 31, 2014


Over the weekend we had two births baby Laila in Georgia and baby Ethan in Arizona. Congratulations! Building forever families.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Birth Mother Myth

The Birth Mother Myth

When thinking about baby adoption, adoptive families often ask, “What are birth mothers like? Why do they decide to place their babies for adoption?” Birth mothers are not at all like the negative stereotypes of uncaring moms who want to “give up” their baby.

A birth mother is a caring, unselfish, pregnant woman who wants a better life, filled with love and security, for her baby. She can come from any background and be any age. An experienced caseworker will take the time to focus on the birth mother and her needs. Try to avoid terms like “giving up my baby” or “put my baby up for adoption” when talking about birth mothers. Typically, these pregnant mothers are simply looking for what is best for their babies. Maybe the teen birth mother is too young and pregnant too soon? Or perhaps she is older and unexpectedly pregnant without an emotional or financial support system. There are many good reasons why birth mothers turn to baby adoption plans. Financial need may be one reason. A desire not to be a single parent in a situation where she knows she can’t support herself or her child also often drives a birth mother’s baby adoption plan. She is putting the baby’s needs before her own.
We celebrate all birth mothers. They are caring and courageous. Birth mothers deserve tremendous compassion and respect for their decision to make a baby adoption plan. All adoptive families, agencies and adoption attorneys need to reject the negative portrayal of “giving up a baby” and respect and recognize the unselfish act of making an informed decision for an unborn baby. That’s one reason why all women who find themselves with an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy need counseling, as well as help, aid and support. At A Baby Step Adoption, birth mother counseling, and the attention and guidance of an experienced caseworker who is assigned solely to the birth mother before, during and after their pregnancy, is given to increase the success of the babies for adoption. There are three parts of the “adoption triad,” the birth mother (and birth father), the adoptive families, and the adoption agency. All three parties will benefit from this pre-birth counseling by A Baby Step Adoption. We have helped thousands of birth mothers make the right choice for them and their babies by choosing baby adoption.


Adoption is a wonderful option for so many, but the cost can be great. This savvy family opened an online boutique to raise money for their own Ethiopian adoption and now support other families going through the adoption process. Each week, they give 20% of the sales from their men's and women's t-shirts and baby onesies to a family on the adoption journey. Why not shop while simultaneously supporting a great cause?

Visit the store HERE!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Here's an interest fact - Last quarter was a new record for ABSA. 29 newborn adoptions and 2 children that A Baby Step Adoption participated in and March is not over! That's 31 forever families we are building. Every child needs a forever family!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WENDY'S AD - Celebrating Adoption

Check out the new Wendy’s ad celebrating adoption! The late Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, was adopted as a young child and was always a valiant supporter of the cause. His legacy lives on as the food chain continues to raise awareness for adoption with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and with this sweet new ad entitled, “Every Child Deserves a Family.”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TUESDAY TIP: Surviving the Home Study

It is Home Study are worried you need to channel your inner Martha Stewart to be approved. No, you do not need to be perfect or to childproof your home yet. Use your home study visit as an opportunity to learn about adoption and to discover ways to welcome the new addition to your family.

Monday, March 24, 2014


A hot topic these days, embryo adoption is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional adoption. The new way to adopt was derived from the many cases of IVF resulting in frozen embryos that were not used in that procedure. ...We here at A Baby Step are excited to offer an embryo adoption program. Learn more about the process through this personal story of a family who recently adopted their child through this new approach to growing a family, and contact us anytime for more information. Read more HERE.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


So many of my adoptive families tell me that in the end they got the right child for them. Sometimes this pathway to parenting seems circuitous, but hang in. Persist. We believe at A Baby Step Adoption it will work out.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Did you know that Saint Patrick is often referred to as the Adopted Irish Man? It's true, the patron saint of Ireland was actually born in Great Britain! A Baby Step Adoption wishes all of our families love and luck on this Saint Patrick's Day!