Our Adoption Nightmare And The Lessons We Learned

This guest post is by Haris, a hopeful adoptive parent.

My husband and I lived through an adoption nightmare. The absolute worst case scenario.

I am writing this post to help us in our grieving process and to offer lessons that may help others who are hoping to adopt a baby through open adoption.

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8 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make At Your First Meeting With Expectant Parents

Meeting expectant parents considering adoption is nerve-wracking, especially when you’re doing it for the first time.

In fact, it may be the most stressful part of the entire networking process–and given how challenging adopting a baby through open adoption can be, that’s saying a lot!

After everything you’ve gone through to get to this stage —the mountains of red tape, the endless meetings with your social worker, the hours you’ve spent creating your profile and getting it out there— the last thing you want to do is to throw it all away by making a bad first impression with the woman or couple who could be the parents of your future child.

But let’s face it, it won’t be easy. No first meeting is. And when the stakes are this high, it’s hard not to feel anxious.

Don’t be. Just remember, the expectant parents will be just as nervous as you are. And more importantly, they didn’t agree to meet with you because they had nothing else to do.

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