“You know what happens when people start the adoption process, don’t you?” Our pastor only meant love when he said those words to us over a year ago, but for many adoptive families, statements like that can potentially cause an avoidable offense
Dads and men who long to be dads are often seen as the stoic, strong fixtures of the family unit who portray a different viewpoint than their counterpart. But celebrating these men as fathers is just as important, and encouraging those who are becoming fathers through adoption is just as significant.
Building an open adoption relationship can seem intimidating. If this is how you’re currently feeling, it’s completely understandable. Please remember that American Adoptions will always be here to help you facilitate this relationship and set boundaries when needed.
An unplanned pregnancy is a complicated situation, and you may not know what to say to a friend or family member considering adoption. Here are a few tips to best express your support and care.
We shared our plans for adoption on Mother’s Day 2017. At the time, we thought reveling in the possibilities as prospective adoptive parents was the way to celebrate. However, our view has changed during the past year as we’ve waited to become adoptive parents.
Our perspective on the future had just been changed. Anxiety surrounded the unknown of what this pregnancy would look like. Confusion tangled our thoughts not only about what doctors had told us, but even what we felt like God had called us to do in adoption. Now what?
Brannon and I had talked about adoption even before we were married. The thought at the time seemed more like fantasy, but now we would be pursuing this reality. Our journey up to this point had already been a roller coaster ride, and little did we know what was to come.
Choosing to work with a prospective birth mother or adoptive parents that you know can be an exciting decision, but also one that comes with several serious considerations.
Talking to a prospective birth mother or adoptive parent for the first time can be intimidating, but here are some helpful guidelines to make your meeting a success.
It takes a lot of planning before you can start the adoption process and bring your child home. This adoption preparation checklist is a good place to start.