As a hopeful adoptive parent, it’s easy to feel like everything is piling up into a big ball of stress. The adoption process is complex, so that is completely understandable. But, we are here to remind you to stay relaxed as best you can. Going with the flow is important because it will help you remember your adoption journey as a positive one.

If you have any questions about how to stay relaxed right now, then you can always contact us online to get more free information now. But, you can also keep reading to learn why it’s so vital to go with the flow when you’re adopting a baby.

The Hospital Stay [What You Need to Know]

Once you have taken care of everything before the hospital stay, you’ll be waiting for that day with intense anticipation. But, remember to stay relaxed and go with the flow at the hospital because multiple things must happen before you can legally take custody of your child.

For instance, you will need to wait for approval from the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) if you are adopting a child from a different state. No matter what state you live in and what state you decide to adopt, this is a requirement.

Emotional Hurdles as a Hopeful Adoptive Family

Adopting a child is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences imaginable. Still, that’s not to say that it doesn’t come with its emotional challenges every now and then. As a hopeful adoptive parent, you’ll have to zig and zag sometimes, so going with the flow, rather than going against the current, is often a great approach.

The prospective birth mother always has full control over their adoption journey, so it’s helpful for you to remember that and understand the overall journey from the birth mother’s perspective. Just as this is an incredibly emotional experience for you, it is also emotional for the prospective birth parent. So, going with the flow and understanding their circumstances can benefit everyone involved in the adoption process.

Trusting American Adoptions with Your Journey

When you’re adopting a baby, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So, taking a more “go with it” approach and trusting that American Adoptions and your specialist are handling everything can be reassuring. Our reputable agency can give you the confidence that your adoption journey is being handled with the utmost care.

Here at American Adoptions, much of our staff consists of adoptive parents, birth mothers and adoptees, so we understand what adoption is like from our direct experiences. We will use our firsthand knowledge of the adoption process to guarantee that yours is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

“We chose American Adoptions in large part because of the insurance policy, and then, secondarily, the number of placements,” said Cathy, an adoptive parent who worked with our agency. “We were looking at agencies that were smaller and closer to us, but the fact that we could get a placement potentially between three and nine months – and it ended up being less than that – those were definitely motivating factors.”

In other words, our agency has everything that you need for a successful adoption journey. You can go with the flow and rest easy with the knowledge that our team will guide you through each and every step of the process.


Do you have some more questions about adopting a baby? Do you want some more tips on how to go with the flow during your adoption journey? We’ve got you covered. You can fill out our online contact form at any time and get more adoption information now. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.