If you are preparing to adopt, the anticipation can be overwhelming. However, the process can be long and tedious – involving numerous checks and at least a six-month period of working with the adoption agency to prepare for the task ahead.
To help you and your family move through this process as smoothly as possible, we have some advice to help you mentally prepare as well as physically.
Approach adoption without any preconceptions or firm expectations
Adoption is a unique journey for everyone, and it continues to evolve as a process and experience. Therefore, your expectations of your future child(ren) and your ability as a parent should be as realistic as possible. Try to avoid putting pressure on yourself – no one get’s it right all the time!
If you have any concerns or worries about adoption, being honest with yourself, your social worker and your partner is key. This will help to enhance your skills as a prospective parent and will reinforce your status…