Congratulations on bringing home your newborn baby. We are very excited for you to start this new chapter in your life. We would like to share with you all the resources you need to establish a healthy home.
Establishing a healthy home
Our families have dedicated so much of their time to finding an expectant mother and bringing home the baby of their dreams that they may not have planned for life after adoption. Your Adoption Gateway wants you to be fully prepared for this new phase in your life so you will be able to successfully navigate through parenthood and establish a happy, healthy home.
As a new family, you are likely still learning how to care for your newborn and you may be experiencing a myriad of emotions, which is completely normal. Taking care of a baby 24 hours a day can be stressful and overwhelming at times. For this reason, it is important to support the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of your family, for a healthy and happy home. We hope you find these resources to be most beneficial for your family’s ages and stages.
As a new family, you are likely still learning how to take care of your newborn and taking the time to support his or her basic needs. Deciphering between the hungry cry and the over-tired cry may still be a challenge at this point, but don’t worry too much; you will begin to learn what your baby wants in no time. As new parents, it is important to take the time to bond with your newborn and build an attachment or sense of closeness with your child. Many doctors and psychologists acknowledge the importance of forming a strong bond between parent and child early on in development. Establishing a bond helps the baby to feel safe and loved, which also helps him learn to trust and develop positive self-esteem. For some adoptive parents, building a bond may be a slow process and for other families a strong bond may form instantly. Every family is different. There are many ways to bond with your young infant to bring your family closer together:
Health & Development
Welcoming home a newborn can bring a whirlwind of emotions and activity into your life to include feeling excited, overwhelmed, and even stressed. If this is your first child or third, there are many things you can do to control stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Tips For New Adoptive Parents
Support your family with essential oils
Our family uses Young Living essential oils because they produce the most authentic and highest quality essential oils on the marketplace. Young Living essential oils support the systems of our body at the cellular level. They are 100% therapeutic grade and they support these body systems: muscular and skeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, immune, nervous system and emotions, excretory and integumentary.