Why Every Adopting Family Needs A Support Group

This guest post is by Barbara Wallner, an adoptive parent. 

Going through the adoption process can be an overwhelming and lonely experience. Often well-meaning friends and family try to help, but don’t fully understand what it’s like.

Many of waiting parents have heard stories about someone else’s adoption gone wrong or how their friend’s friend got pregnant as soon as she started the adoption process.

While such comments are usually well-intended, they often add to our feelings of being overwhelmed and isolated.

This is one of the reasons why having a support network within the adoption community is crucial to waiting and adoptive families. Continue reading