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  1. Your newborn is finally about to arrive. The excitement is incomparable. Unfortunately for many soon-to-be parents, so is the terror.

     

    The anticipation of newborn adoption is really an experience like no other. Adoptive parents can feel so many emotions in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the birth of their new baby. As the time draws near, many parents begin to worry. While bringing a newborn home can feel overwhelming, with love and support, there is nothing to fear.

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  2. Adoption is a major investment. It includes an investment of time, care, and of course, finances. Many hopeful adoptive parents work very hard to save the money needed to begin this very important process. While it is important that prospective parents have the financial resources to provide a good life for their child, many wonder why it is so expensive to even make that initial step towards parenthood.

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  3. Adoption is tremendously exciting. Few things begin to compare to bringing a child into your life and building a family. Once everything is in place, the anticipation of the wait can take over. You’ve worked so hard for this moment. This new, thrilling, frightening, wonderful chapter in your life is about to begin. You can’t help but count the days until you meet your new baby.

    With so many thoughts and emotions running through your mind, how do you help make the time go by a little faster? Here are five ideas to help you and your partner survive the adoption wait.

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  4. The day has finally arrived. You are going to meet your new baby. With the anticipation and anxiety that goes with the adoption process, it can feel like a wave of relief to be so close to this moment… with just a touch of panic.

     

    What do we need? What should we bring? What if we forget something? This trip is too important to get lost in the stress of a packing list. Here are a few essential items to help alleviate some of the last-minute worry.

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  5. It is important to remind yourself and your partner that it is completely normal – and healthy – to feel blindsided with a range of conflicting feelings after a failed adoption. Those who have gone through this know that while it may seem devastating now, you can and will be able to move forward. Trust in yourself, the support of your partner, and time. To further help you during this period, keep these tips in mind.

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