Category Archives: Unplanned Pregnancy

The 5 Greatest Lies About a Mom That Chooses Adoption

The 5 Greatest Lies About a Mom That Chooses Adoption

1. Placing a baby for adoption is considered an “easy way out.” Sit down and have a face to face conversation with a mom who placed a child for adoption and she will tell you that “giving my baby up for adoption” was the most difficult decision and season of their life. Although we can’t even begin to sum up ...

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Bring the Village Back: Harbours Gate

Bring the Village Back: Harbours Gate

With wind blowing across our faces and the distinct scent of gunpowder in the air, we listen and realize we are on this sort of holy ground where kinship and similar world views collide. His voice is sure and steady. He seems to know everyone and everything. As the sporting clays disintegrate to powder on this beautiful September morning, we ...

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What is Your Fire? Changing the Question of Suicide

What is Your Fire? Changing the Question of Suicide

There are more than 8,420 children in the Tennessee foster care system. Many are patiently awaiting adoption. If you think you may want to open your heart and home to one of these children, then there are a few things you need to know. Adoption RequirementsBefore you set your heart on adopting a foster child in Tennessee, consider these basic ...

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“The Convo”: How do I talk to my kid about Adoption?

“The Convo”: How do I talk to my kid about Adoption?

Ok so, you have adopted a baby or a child out of diapers and you are dreading “the convo”. Do you slip it in between bites of mashed potatoes and pork chop? Do you have a big sit down family meeting for “the convo”? I mean, how casual or formal should you be? “THE CONVO”, ya know, the one that ...

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“If I choose adoption, when is my decision final?” Know Your Rights

“If I choose adoption, when is my decision final?” Know Your Rights

You are pregnant! You didn’t see it coming and you may not have been prepared and you are considering your options. We get it. You don’t just randomly look up blogs on adoption sites. We are all too busy for that. You are probably scared and really worried and wondering if you have any rights and where you can be ...

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How Can I Pay for Private Adoption? 6 Ways To Get You Started

How Can I Pay for Private Adoption? 6 Ways To Get You Started

Every person or family looking to adopt or contemplating adoption has a unique set of circumstances, mindset, and needs and we have never encountered two alike. We wanted to provide you with a list of potential ways you may be able to make private adoption a reality for you. If you can’t just underwrite the entire journey to creating family, ...

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Will my baby end up in foster care if I give them up for adoption?

Will my baby end up in foster care if I give them up for adoption?

Private Adoption vs. Foster Care (We understand that the term “give up my baby” can be offensive and not convey a mother’s heart or feelings accurately. Unfortunately, it is the terminology often searched when a birthmom is looking for info and answers and at Destiny we want be there to help) If you are pregant, you may be wondering, “If ...

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Adopting a Child of Another Race

Adopting a Child of Another Race

I recently met with an expectant mom and prospective adoptive family. The mom was brown and they were white. In a time when racial tension is at an all time high, I questioned the wisdom in doing an article on raising a black child. The response is every child deserves a forever home. Race should not be a factor. We ...

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Things to Know About Foster Child Adoption in Tennessee

Things to Know About Foster Child Adoption in Tennessee

There are more than 8,420 children in the Tennessee foster care system. Many are patiently awaiting adoption. If you think you may want to open your heart and home to one of these children, then there are a few things you need to know. Adoption RequirementsBefore you set your heart on adopting a foster child in Tennessee, consider these basic ...

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