Making the Decision to Adopt
There are many things families need to consider prior to making the decision to adopt. Some families consider adoption after struggling with infertility issues. Before actually starting the process of adoption, there is much for families to think about and learn in order to prepare themselves emotionally to bring a child into their family. Connecting with other families who have adopted is one way to help families determine if and what type of adoption is right for their family. Find resources to help you learn about adoption and prepare for the adoption process.
- Facing infertility
- Adopting after having children
- Preparing emotionally for adoption
- Open adoption and contact with birth family
- Preadoption training
- Potential parenting challenges
- Learning from other adoptive families
|Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2010 - 14 pages|
|This factsheet explores some of the emotional ups and downs that adoptive parents may experience as they approach the decision to adopt, during the adoptive process, and after the adoption. It explores some stresses that adoptive parents may experience, including depression, issues related to identity and attachment, and issues related to the child's adjustment, such as contact with the birth family. Useful resources and suggestions for finding help are included.|