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Gulf Coast Adoption’s blog page is dedicated to spreading awareness and informing visitors about all things adoption-related so you can more easily navigate this process.

13 Tips for Adoptive Parents During the Year of Firsts

Bringing a new baby home is an exciting experience, but you need to ensure that you’re prepared for the first year with a new child at home. This is a year that’s full of firsts for you to share with the baby, so taking the time to get ready now can be beneficial.

Pregnant Teens Should Carefully Consider Their Options

Finding out that you’re pregnant before you have things ready for a child can be frightening. For some women or teens, including those who are in school, the circumstances surrounding them make things even scarier. Considering these points might help make your journey a little easier, so think carefully about each one.

Tips to Prepare for Baby’s Birth

Preparing for a baby’s birth is a big undertaking. When the baby is going to be adopted, there are two families that must prepare. The birth family has to prepare for the physical and emotional impacts of the birth and everything that follows. The adoptive family must get ready to meet their new baby and…Read More

Birth Parents: Points to Remember During the Adoption Process

Many people in society think placing a child for adoption is an easy choice for the birth parents. These individuals don’t realize the amount of thought and anguish that likely went into this decision. The truth of the matter is that adoption is a lifelong commitment for the birth parents and the adoptive parents, but…Read More

4 Tips for Adoptive Parents

The decision adopt is life changing – for you and for the adoptive child.  The process isn’t always easy, and there may be stressful times until your able to complete your adoption. While it might be easy to focus on your immediate checklists of items to complete for your adoption such as your homestudy, background…Read More

How Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?

How Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?

  Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant comes with a variety of emotions, and you may find yourself wondering what’s best for you and your baby. If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, it’s important to understand the various steps, processes and laws involved. Here’s a rundown on what you need to know.

How Many Types of Adoption Do You Think There Are?

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Did you know there is more than one type of adoption? There are three types and they are commonly referred to as open, semi-open or closed. Most adoptive parents and birthmothers are unsure of the differences and the route they wish to go down at the beginning of their adoption journey.  It’s important to learn…Read More

Pensacola, Florida Based Gulf Coast Adoptions Announces the Grand Opening of Its Adoption Law Firm Serving Florida and Alabama

Adoptions Options

Attorney Clay Whittaker and his wife, Lead Adoption Coordinator Cheryl Whittaker, founded Gulf Coast Adoptions to create new families. Inspired by the adoption of their newborn daughter, Clay and Cheryl bring real life experience and passion to Gulf Coast Adoptions’ mission. Gulf Coast Adoptions mission is to improve the lives of children by providing loving, nurturing…Read More

Adoptive Parents – The 2017 Federal Adoption Tax Credit

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There is great news for prospective adoptive parents. The federal adoption tax credit that had expired on December 31, 2012, was reenacted in the beginning of 2013. Indeed, Congress not only revived the tax credit in the American Taxpayer Relief Bill, it made it permanent. For 2017, the federal adoption tax credit is $13,570. The…Read More

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