Adopting a child is a process full of emotional highs and lows. Waiting adoptive mom Jill lays it all out there, the good and the bad, to give you a better picture of what adoption really looks like.
Whether it’s a prank or a punch line, some things are best left unsaid. Or, in this case, unpublished. We’re talking about fake pregnancy announcements, an especially pertinent topic for today, April Fool’s Day.
Adoption disruptions occur in a small percentage of domestic infant adoption cases. When a disruption does happen, what happens to all the funds a family has already invested in the process? The answer depends on the agency you are working with.
With all of the red tape we worked to get through and help we received to get there, we still found ourselves gaining wisdom through our experiences from some of the things no one tells you before you start the adoption process.
Is adoption an option for anyone? If you have differing abilities and dreams of becoming a parent, this may be a question you’ve asked yourself. Here are the answers.
Going through an adoption can sometimes prompt rude or insensitive questions and comments from spectators. Some adoptive families can find the questioning bothersome, but I see it as an opportunity.
Adoption disruptions can be challenging. Navigating the emotional recovery alone is difficult, but what about the practical issues that follow? What are the next steps and what happens to the funds you’ve already invested?
When you are trying to explain your adoption decision to your child, what do you say and how much detail should you include? How can you approach the process in a way your child will accept and understand?
We’re back with more! In our previous post, we gave you some ideas to kickstart your adoption fundraiser. Now, here’s 10 more ideas to keep you going toward your fundraising goal.
Now that we are fully involved in our adoption and awaiting an adoption opportunity, I recall some aspects about adoption that I learned after our process began. Here are the top five things I didn’t know about adoption before starting the process: