About Family and Friends
Making an adoption decision can be difficult, but making it alone can be even harder.
If you are considering adoption, it is important to have as many family members, friends, co-workers, teachers, pastors and counselors as possible to support you and your decision throughout this process. These people are known as members of your "adoption support system."
However, it is common for women to be reluctant to tell certain people about the adoption out of fear of how they might react. The articles below will help you talk to your family and friends about your adoption decision and hopefully turn them into members of your adoption support system.
Remember, an adoption specialist is always available to provide the emotional support and guidance you need, whether you are still considering your options or have decided to move forward with the adoption process. If you need help talking to your friends and family members about your pregnancy and adoption plan, or if you want to add a professional adoption counselor to your support system, call any time at 1-800-ADOPTION.