In National Adoption Month I want to share some of the stories of single women who have become mothers because of adoption.
The relationship between a single woman and her adoption attorney is vital. This person can and should be your strongest ally for finding the placement that works — and making sure the adoption is finalized in a timely way. This advice was posted to the Choice Mom discussion board by Holly, a wonderful resource for Choice Moms who use the foster care adoption route in particular.
Dawn Davenport at Creating a Family is the source I trust for up-to-date adoption information. Here is some of what she’s compiled about the various costs of adoption.
submitted by Choice Mom Kari
When I first learned that adoptive moms can breastfeed, as I was waiting to adopt, I presumed that these must be women who previously had biological children. Instead I found out that you can produce milk even if you have never been pregnant (men can actually produce milk too!). Breastfeeding has so many wonderful benefits, but the bonding and nutrition were the two that made me decide that I wanted to try it.