An important mindset to remember when adopting is that it’s a tremendous leap of faith. Much of the process and what happens even after doing everything right are out of your control. You’ll need to have faith in the professionals and the people you’re working with. What helps is choosing the right adoption professional for your journey from the start and you can learn more about this process here.
If you’ve been keeping up with our blog or YouTube videos, you understand that there are a lot of variables when it comes to adoption: the birth mother may decide to keep the child, the paperwork is more than you anticipated, the home study may take longer than you hoped (because of all the paperwork), and a whole array of other issues could arise, which means hopeful parents need to be cautiously optimistically. This can be a very frustrating and sometimes defeating process for many, which is why you’ll need faith to carry you through the difficult parts of it.
Adoption is a beautiful option for families looking to fill the void in their family, but it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart; you must be ready for the long road ahead, no matter what it may look like. I’ve had families in the past who took several months to a year to start their adoption journeys and I applaud their dedication to thinking it over. You really need to start with the right mindset to be able to move on to adoption, particularly if you’ve experienced infertility or if you’re already parenting other children.
No matter the situation, you just have to start somewhere and have faith that, one day, you’ll bring home the perfect child for your family. At Adoption & Beyond, our professionals are here to hold your hand through the entire process and to encourage you to keep the faith. Wondering if adoption is right for you? Take the first step by learning about adoption and all that comes with it by taking the All About Adoption 101 course: https://adoption-beyond.thrivecart.com/all-about-adoption/
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