Starting a conversation with someone who calls you out of the blue is never easy. But when that someone happens to be the one person in the world who can make your adoption dream come true, it’s even extra nerve-wracking.
Luckily there are things you can say and do to make the most of the experience and take your relationship with a prospective birthmother to the next level. Continue reading →
Few events in life can compare to the joy of adopting a baby. Having a baby placed in your arms is for many adoptive parents the culmination of a lifelong dream.
But the journey you have to undergo to get there can be a slog. From making peace with your infertility to sharing personal details about your health, finances and relationships, staying upbeat and positive can be a challenge. Particularly if your journey feels like it’s consisted of nothing more than moving from one waiting list to another.
Here are 10 ways to stay hopeful while you’re hoping to get to the finish line. Continue reading →