Investigating adoption is a mature and responsible decision and likely one of the most difficult choices you have to make in your life. When you choose adoption you are still a parent with all of a parent’s love in your heart for your child. Birth parents and adoptive parents both play a crucial role in an adopted child’s life. With modern adoption the majority of birth mothers have some type of contact with their children, as long as you select an adoptive family interested in sharing similar contact as you. You can take your time exploring adoption as, in most states, adoption cannot be legally finalized until after the baby is born. Birth parents get to be in control of the adoption plan they make and usually choose between three types of adoption: open, partially open, and closed.
Here are some common questions women ask when considering adoption.
How could I ever give my baby away?
Not only is adoption a caring choice for children, it empowers women to meet their goals.
What if nobody wants to adopt my baby?
Adoptive families welcome children of different ethnicities and races, as well as those with every kind of physical or intellectual disability.
Could I live without knowing how my baby is doing?
You don’t have to miss out. With open or partially open adoption, you can be a part of your child’s life and still pursue your own dreams.
How could being adopted affect my baby?
92% of adopted children have positive feelings about their adoption, parents report. (National Survey of Adoptive Parents Project. 2007)
Whichever type of adoption you might choose, it’s a good idea to get counseling (available for free) that can help you adjust after your baby is born and plan for the future. Our fully-trained staff can help you get connected with the information you need.
Welcome to "Monday Minute For Life". This is the first of a series of videos showing you all the wonderful programs we offer here at TLC! Check out our Intro Video on the bottom of our home page at TLC of Hastings!
What is TLC of Hastings and what do we do here?
We are so glad you asked!
COMING SOON...videos on our website and social media pages with all of our programs in detail for the many special things we have happening here at TLC!
"I've learned so much about baby development since coming to TLC. The Earn While You Learn program is such a blessing. I have been able to obtain things we need and I'm so grateful for all the support. My mentor is amazing."
"I would have given up on breastfeeding after a month if it weren’t for Baby Cafe. Ronda and Bobbi have been amazing with all of their knowledge and advice when it comes to latching, boosting your milk supply, baby’s weight gain, etc. We are now going on four months into this journey and I could not feel more proud of myself. The support us moms get is just awesome. All babies are different, and all moms’ journeys are different, and you learn to see the greatness of the unexpected in your own journey."
"TLC was introduced to me by someone I bought something from on marketplace. She casually mentioned the baby cafe to me and said what a great mom community it was. I was in the middle of my first two weeks of motherhood, and yearned for others who felt the same way as I did. My breastfeeding journey was just beginning along with my postpartum anxiety. All the nurses at TLC took away the fear I had with breastfeeding. They showed me tips and tricks to help get my baby to eat bigger meals at a time. Along with the expert guidance, it was great to connect with other new moms. The pandemic has made my whole pregnancy and postpartum feel empty, but the baby cafe made it feel special again. "
TLC has many wonderful classes for new and expecting moms. There were some things that i never knew that i now can implement with my little one thanks to TLC! Their Baby Cafe is amazing and SUCH a great support group for new moms who are nursing. I had some issues in the beginning with my daughter and getting her to latch right. The people there have always been SO support of anything i have needed and are honestly so invested in you and your babies lives. They truly care about you. Such a safe place and its so welcoming. I will forever recommend Hastings TLC to anyone who finds their pregnant or are expecting! So much good in such a great place! Thank you, TLC!
TLC has helped me threw both of my pregnancys. I'm excited that they now offer baby cafe and so many other new things. they are some of the most supportive people I have ever met. and I wouldn't be the parent I am today without them !