Stranded in Nigeria for months, a couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. but refused because they would have had to leave behind their adopted daughter, who has yet to get a U.S. visa.
Explaining adoption to your heart-baby is rough. There are so many things to weigh up and consider.
US couple spend all their money toward their dream of adopting South African child
This week on The Great Equalizer, Sam reaches the point of no return, Charlene feels like a new mom, and we head on back to the most upside-down of the upside-downs… The Fourth Trimester (dum-dum-duuuuuuuuuuuuum).
Lactation consultant Carey Haupt talks about the women donating their time and breastmilk to premature babies as Prematurity Awareness Month draws to a close.

Adoption Things you didn’t know about a doula 

Having a doula present at your birth and in the after can help you in so many surprising ways.

Adoption 10 things you will miss about life with a newborn

Meeting your little one for the first time is a magical experience. Our babies will only ever be babies once, and we must make the most of these sacred moments.

Adoption What you need to know about gestational diabetes

You’re more likely to develop the condition if you’re significantly overweight, with a BMI of 30 or higher.

Adoption Why mothers should put their mental health first

Nobody ever said that being a mother would be easy… In fact, if we each think back to our baby showers. I’m almost positive that some mothers had a little twinkle in their eye. They knew what was coming.

Adoption Four ways to put your mental health first

When it all just gets too much, how do we survive? When the world around us seems to be crashing in? We can’t breathe, feel or move… How do we crawl out of that dark hole?

Adoption Must have items for your hospital bag

Preparing for parenthood can be overwhelming with all its to-do and don’t-forget lists.

Adoption Mould in a breast pump? Yes, it can happen!!

Parenty’s resident lactation consultant, Carey Haupt, explains what you need to know to prevent mould build up in your breast pump.

Adoption Plan for nothing to go according to plan (Part 2)

My plan to have a well planned and timed c-section with a carefully curated playlist and all and my plan to have my tiny bundle of joy in a bassinet next to my hospital bed on her first night on earth were both disseminated.

Adoption How to embrace the newness of parenting

Trying to be perfect parents takes away from the beauty of parenting.

Adoption The Great Equalizer Podcast – Learning from Luke

This week on The Great Equalizer, we chat about the TGE ethos (leading up to our first birthday) PLUS, most importantly, Sam talks to Learning from Luke’s Jess Roberts about raising a child born with special needs.

Adoption Why child attachment is OK

Attachment parenting is quite a controversy in the parenting circles and as a parent, I can understand why. I’ve learned that parenting is about instinct and mostly winging it. There is no rule book, Only a million parenting opinions.

What they don’t tell you about a Vaginal Delivery

Adoption What they don’t tell you about a Vaginal Delivery

I felt the aches and pains and went through it all, and today I sit with the very reason for those pains and she makes it all worth it.

Adoption Why NICU Awareness month is important to me!

Parenty’s resident Lactation expert, Carey Haupt, shares her incredibly personal and emotional birth story for this NICU Awareness Month.

Adoption How To Go From Maternity Leave To Working Mom (like a boss)

Transitioning from expectant mom to new mom to working mom is extreme, here are some tips to help you manage.

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