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AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!

AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!
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AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!

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Episodes

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 31: Bonding With Your Adopted Newborn

12/7/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 31: Bonding With Your Adopted Newborn Post adoption depression: What is it? Could it happen to you? Mothers frequently feel a loss when baby is born. Postpartum depression is common. Post-adoption depression is equally common, though hardly ever mentioned. Why feel down just when a monumental dream has come true? But after the high of waiting for baby to arrive, a let-down may be inevitable for emotional balance. Relating to an actual baby may also...

Duration:00:21:13

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 30: Understanding the Adopted Child

12/4/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 30: Understanding the Adopted Child 1. Understand that “adoption” may be difficult to speak about Children may not always be sure when and if we can speak about adoption, to whom, when, where and how much is okay to talk about.Some adopted children may not want to talk about adoption in front of anyone else. 2. Make sure that your adopted child knows they are adopted- don’t wait! Tell your child when they are younger and as they get older include more...

Duration:00:19:51

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 29: Why Do People Adopt?

11/30/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 29: Why Do People Adopt? There are many reasons why people choose to adopt.. Whether they choose to adopt domestically, internationally or from the foster system (or an older child who is related to them), prospective adoptive parents recognize that there are many children who don’t have the safe, loving and supportive home environments they need. This is one of many reasons to adopt. Knowing that they can provide the family that this child needs,...

Duration:00:17:12

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 28: Choosing An Adoptive Family

11/27/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 28: Choosing An Adoptive Family Choosing an adoptive family for a birth mother does a few things in addition to moving her along in the adoption process: It makes her adoption decision real, she is looking at books of pictures of real families who are being presented to parent her unborn baby. This can create a myriad of emotionsSome birth mothers try to postpone or delay looking at profiles because it feels “real” at that point. While others actually...

Duration:00:15:16

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 27: National Adoption Month

11/23/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 27: National Adoption Month #NationalAdoptionMonth National Adoption Day is officially celebrated on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. National Adoption Awareness Month is here! It’s a month-long event to encourage people to learn about adoption, recognize people who have been impacted by adoption, and organize positive adoption-related events. Facts About National Adoption Day: The awareness color for Adoption is White.National Adoption Day is...

Duration:00:17:21

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 26: After An Adoption Match Fails

11/20/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 26: After An Adoption Match Fails How do you move forward after an adoption match fails. Listen to an adoptive family first-hand how he and his wife moved forward. Learn how to look part the grief towards the rainbow at the end of your adoption journey, how to restore faith in your adoption choice and how to grieve and move on. Accept grief for what it is, understand it may be part of your adoption journey and if it is learn what to do to get through...

Duration:00:28:32

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 25: Support & The Ability to Grieve

11/16/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 25: Support & The Ability to Grieve Services provided for Adoption Aftercare Services Education. Learn about your choice and the road which led you down it.Self-Care: Take care of yourself oin every area.Reading: A number of good books discuss the birth mother experienceFind specialized counseling. Therapy with other birth mothers. Individual counseling can be a means to address the past, to incorporate the past into the present, and to move into the...

Duration:00:24:50

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 24:Why More Teens Don't Choose Adoption

11/13/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 24:Why More Teens Don't Choose Adoption? Adoption is the least-prevalent option among pregnant teens. Research shows that only 1 to 2 percent of women place their children for adoption, and that the number of teens who place their babies for adoption has declined sharply over recent decades. Teenagers' brains are still maturing and the following are some of the reasons that adoption may not be the ideal choice in their mind: Lack of education on...

Duration:00:20:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 23: Changes in Abortion Across the United

11/9/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 23: Changes in Abortion Across the United Abortion conitnues to be a very hot topic and many states are reviewing and proposing law changes as well as ones that have passed and are enacted.. Between January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2019, in our country, states enacted 483 new abortion restrictions, and these make up nearly 40% of all abortion restrictions enacted by states in the decades since Roe v. Wade. Some of the most common state-level abortion restrictions...

Duration:00:24:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 22: Adopting Families Beginning Adoption

11/6/2019
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Epsiode 22. Adoptive Families Beginning the Adoption Process- What You Need to Know We hold adoption information seminars across the United States, speaking to adoptive families about the adoption process and educating society on adoption. In speaking with families interested in adoption, we are asked the same questions at every adoption seminar: What are birth mothers looking for in an adoptive family?What if I have other children, will I still be chosen by a birth mother? What if I am a...

Duration:00:15:10

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 21: Adoption Reunification Part 2 of 2

11/2/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 21: Adoption Reunification Part 2 of 2 Important Facts About Adult Adoption Reunification: It is not adoptees with poor relationships with adoptive parents that are most satisfied with birth family contact or as a result of negative adoptive family relationships.Every adopted person has two histories, one from their adoptive family and one from their birth family.When begining the quest as an adult adoptee:A), you may have feelings of being disloyal; as if...

Duration:00:29:51

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 20: Adoption Reunification Part 1 of 2

10/30/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 20: Adoption Reunification Part 1 of 2 Adoption Reunificaiton as An Adult Adoptee, the story, the understanding. From beginning to end, an inside look into what it is really like. Listen and learn from Kelly Rourke-Scarry as she shares her own story of reunification and correlates it to the Ruth A. Moran's 4 Stages of Emotion in Post Adoption Reunification. Ruth A. Moran Identifiies 4 Stages of Emotion: An Adult Adoptee's Post Reunion Perspective 1....

Duration:00:30:12

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 19: Why Adoption Aftercare Now?

10/26/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 19: Why Adoption Aftercare Now? Not all heroes wear capes, they just wear smiles and my mother wore I huge one. I learned this through my own adoption story. I believe all people have a purpose in life; this is mine. All the roads in my life have lead me to where I am today. I do what I love, but more importantly, I am giving back and leaving a legacy of my mother’s story. Life doesn’t often offer second chances or do-overs and in the death of Donna K. Evans,...

Duration:00:16:18

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 18: Adoption: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

10/23/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 18: Adoption: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly As the co-founder and agency director, there is little I have not seen, heard or experienced. There should be no secrets in adoption. When public figures adopt it brings light and awareness to adoption, which assists in adoption awareness, but without releasing personal information it also breeds assumptions, myths and speculation. The goal of this podcast is to bring to light truth; the good, the bad and the...

Duration:00:20:21

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 17: A Little Self-Esteem Can Go A Long Way

10/19/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 17: A Little Self-Esteem Can Go A Long Way Self-esteem is the stairway out of the basement. Many of our birth mothers find themselves in negative life cycles and one reason for their adoption choice may be to break the familial negative life cycle. There is a common thread among many women who wear the moniker of low self-esteem. Adoption can be a way to break a negative life cycle and climb out of the basement. Sometimes lives are reflective of being...

Duration:00:24:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 16: Life After Abortion- A Father's Perspective

10/16/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 16: Life After Abortion- A Father's Perspective Its time to listen to a father's perspective on life after abortion. Understanding a father's perspective on abortion is rare and underexplored. Birth fathers have thoughts, feelings, emotions and pain over the abortion and it is time their voice is heard. Whose right to choose is it really? What life may really be like after an abortion. What emotions a mother and a father experience, for how long, and what...

Duration:00:32:38

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 15: Paul Petersen Accused of Adoption Fraud

10/12/2019
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Paul David Petersen is an Arizona Attorney and a Maricopa County Assessor accused of running a multi-million dollar illegal adoption scheme. The charges span about three years and involve as many as 75 adoptions. Paul Peterson was charged in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas with counts including fraud, forgery, human smuggling, sale of a child, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Since adoption is a personal choice and for those people who have the desire to adopt; we do not believe it will...

Duration:00:43:04

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 14: Grief & Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children

10/9/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 14: Grief & Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children, Part 3 of 3 Understanding Grief and Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children. Listen and learn from an Adoption Professional as well as an adult adoptee. At some point in an adopted child's lifetime, they may experience grief and loss. Adoptive parents can assit their children through the process of grief and loss and be supportive, loving and understanding. By gaining knowledge of what an adopted child may think or...

Duration:00:48:56

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 13: Grief & Loss in Adoption Adoptive Families

10/5/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 13: Grief & Loss in Adoption Part 2 of 3: Adoptive Families Adoptive parents may experience grief and loss to some degree both before, during and after the adoption process. Understand that with adoption comes change; people deal with change in different ways; some easily acclimate to change, while others take time and may experience grief. Adding a a new family member can take time, effort, acceptance and sometimes outside assistance may be helpful. Change...

Duration:00:24:14

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 12: Grief & Loss in Adoption Part 1 of 3

10/2/2019
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Grief & Loss In Adoption: Part One : Birth Mothers “There are two different kinds of strength. There’s the strength to make a parenting plan and then there’s the strength to give that plan to another.” Unknown Birth Mothers do experience grief and not to acknowledge it would be unfair to those experiencing grief and negligent on behalf of society. To understand birth mother/ birth father grief is to acknowledge part of the process of adoption. Adoption is a beautiful choice for an unplanned...

Duration:00:42:55