How Should New Parents Navigate the Hospital Experience?

Our expert provides tips to help prospective adoptive parents navigate the time spent at the hospital with the birth mother before bringing their new baby home.

Navigating the hospital adoption experience
The few hours or days the birth parents and adoptive parents spend together at the hospital are intense for everyone involved. The birth parents are saying hello to the baby, and, at the same time, are preparing to say goodbye. The adoptive parents are joyful but anxious. They may worry about how they’ll be treated by the hospital staff, or that the birth mother will change her mind about adoption and delay their dreams of parenthood. It helps to discuss ...

Our open adoption expert explains how prospective adoptive parents can best navigate the emotional time spent at the hospital with the birth mother before bringing their new child home.


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