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Adoption: Laughter and Tears

By JustMommies staff

If you ever walk through an orphanage, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. Witnessing children in poverty, children discarded, children stunted both physically and emotionally, will stir your heart beyond belief. And adopting a child is a joy as great as witnessing the first sharp intake
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Adoption: Where Do I Start?

By Nancy Da Silva

On your journey to starting your family, you may decide that adoption as an option appeals to you. Even if you already have children and are looking to add your family, adoption could be the right course for you. For all couples who have difficulty conceiving, adoption is usually one of the first options
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Alison's Journey Home: An Adoption Story

By JustMommies staff

Five years ago today, I was in Kazakhstan, in the middle of the most important event of my life. I was becoming a mother! I met my daughter just a couple of weeks earlier, though I had dreamed of her my entire life. As 5 years is a milestone, I took this opportunity to read the online journal that I
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Choosing Surrogacy - How to Become a Surrogate Mom

By JustMommies staff

Surrogacy is the answer for same sex couples, partners and individuals to have children when they are incapable. A surrogate mother is a female who agrees to carry a child for nine months so that the child can complete another’s dream of parentage. Each state has its own definitions and laws pertaining
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Differences Between Open and Closed Adoption

By Jeanette Pollock

Adoption can be an alternative for a women that is facing an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption is where another family takes the child and raises it. There are various types of adoptions and each one is handled based upon the wishes of the individuals involved. There are two main types of adoption; open
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Having a "Sort of" Unplanned Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

Life is full of surprises. Isn’t that what they say? How about your pregnancy? Was it a total shock? According to the CDC, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. A lot of us have to wonder, how exactly do all of these unplanned pregnancies happen? They are called the “oopsy” babies and the
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How much does adoption cost?

By JustMommies staff

It is of course impossible to put a price tag on a child, but the down-to-earth truth is that there are business elements to adoption and it costs money. According to a survey by the national adoption magazine Adoptive Families, adoptions generally cost between $20,000-30,000. The survey found that “the
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Planning Your Family? One Isn't the Loneliest Number

By Susan Newman

When asked their favorite number, many people hardly hesitate before choosing seven. But when asked the number of children they favor, couples contemplating starting or growing a family have a much harder time deciding -- and agreeing upon – the perfect number. When it comes to the complex calculus
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Rh Negative Blood and Pregnancy

How Rh negative blood impacts your pregnancy and how to prevent incompatibilities.
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The Baby Blues

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing
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