I’ve never been very good at making predictions. When it comes to foreseeing the future, I usually leave that for others to figure out.
But if you’re waiting to adopt, I can promise you that this week somewhere, some day, someone will ask you THE question that every waiting parent fears, and eventually hears, over the holidays, if it hasn’t happened already:
“How many children do you have?”
It could happen when you’re dropping in at a neighbor’s party. Or at a friend’s. Or at a family dinner. But trust me, it will happen.
For most people, it’s no big deal. Just a normal question, right up there with “What’s your name?” and “What do you do?” But if you’re waiting to adopt after struggling to build your family, that little question could ruin your day, if not your entire holiday.
I remember the first time I encountered it. It was a disaster. I froze, got flustered and couldn’t wait to flee the room.
Hopefully, with these tips, you won’t have to go through the same experience. Continue reading →
And so last month, as we do every year during National Adoption Month as part a series called “30 Days 30 Questions,” we wanted to find out what kind of experience you’ve had.
Every day for 30 days we posted a different question on our Facebook page that tapped into your innermost thoughts and feelings.
What do you think is the biggest misconceptions about adoption? What was your biggest fear? What was the turning point in your journey? How has adoption changed your life and the way that you look at the world?
We got a ton of great responses — from all members of the adoption triad: adoptive parents, waiting adoptive parents, birthparents, and adoptees.
You can check them out on our page now. But since they’re going to be hard to find down the road, I’ve collected some of the highlights and posted them here. Continue reading →