I don’t know Don and Preetha. But I do know something about them: they are looking to adopt. The reason I know is because that’s what their Facebook name says. Here’s what else I know about them: They’re giving their adoption search their best shot, but are trying not to think too much about how it will all work out in the end
Open adoption works — so successfully that it’s the norm for private domestic adoptions today. But for birth parents and adoptive parents just starting out in the process, the prospect of sharing personal details about yourself with complete strangers and having the option of ongoing contact with them can raise all kinds of questions and concerns.
The other week, Preetha and Don from our directory of hopeful adoptive parents told you about the open adoption challenges they face as a South Asian couple. Today, I’m turning over our blog to Andrea and Scott, another couple from our Find A Family registry, to share their adopting story.
If you’re hoping to adopt, chances are you have a parent profile on Facebook. After all, nearly a billion users are on it. It makes sense that you should be, too. But just how effective is Facebook in reaching out to expectant parents who are considering adoption for their baby? That’s the question I asked Tracy and Micah from our find an adoptive family registry.
We’re always trying to come up with new ways to help you make the most of your adoption journey. Today, with that in mind, we’re excited to kick off a new series of interviews with hopeful adoptive from our Find A Family page. The interviews are designed to serve two main purposes. On the one hand, they will put the spotlight on an aspect of the hopeful adoptive parents’ journey — an experience, expertise or hurdle — that is unique
Happy Valentine’s Day! Since this is the day for lovers, we figured it was the perfect time to celebrate what people love about open adoption. Adoptive parents, birth parents, waiting parents, adoptees and adoption professionals–they’ve all weighed in with their thoughts. Open adoption, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.
This guest post is by Preetha and Don. We’ve always heard people around us saying, “Parenthood changes you.” In the same vein, we think embarking on an open adoption journey has the ability to change people. We are not too far along our journey–only about five months–but it has changed us already. Before we started the process, we were two results-driven, career-oriented individuals who were vaguely aware of open adoption-related issues. Here’s how our journey has changed us:
This guest post is by Preetha, a hopeful adoptive mother. Typically, holidays should be a time for celebration and happy moments. But for some, especially those who have battled infertility issues and who are waiting to adopt, they might be a source of stress. They might be a reminder of what was lost and/or what is missing, and others may not be able to relate to this sentiment.
This guest post is by Preetha, a hopeful adoptive mother. Being a woman, and a childless woman at that, I’ve been on the receiving end of all kinds of comments and questions related to family planning. More recently, since I’ve experienced infertility issues and made the decision to adopt, the kinds of comments I receive have morphed a bit. I understand that people mean well, but some of their comments have stirred feelings of irritation.
Finding a match through open adoption is hard enough, even for hopeful adoptive couples. But when you’re trying to adopt on your own as a single adoptive parent, it can be especially tough. Conventional wisdom suggests that most prospective birthparents favor two parents over a single one when it comes to choosing a family for their child.