Are Newborn Adoptions Easier?

Are Newborn Adoptions Easier? Episode #9

Rebecca Vahle is an adoptive mom and adoption professional. All three of her children were adopted as newborns/infants, which is supposed to be easier, right? These kids have no terrible history to overcome. What could be hard about that?

Rebecca shares what she’s learned over the years and offers many thoughts on how to support our kids including advocating for them with medical professionals and schools.

She also shares her work with Family to Family Support Network which educates hospital staff about adoption and the needs of the baby, birth family, and adoptive family in this unique situation.

She shares so many gems of wisdom, including the truth that adoption is a wedding and funeral happening at the same time. Grief and joy are entwined.

Are Newborn Adoptions Easier? Episode #9

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With hope and courage,


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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