Despite your efforts and focus, your adoption did not work out. You are probably struggling right now, and suffering emotionally. Although this has been disappointing, you should not stay in a state of despair. There are many people who have suffered through the same experience, then tried again and had success. You can turn your situation around and try again, hoping that you will be successful in your next attempt.
Now more than ever, all couples have the opportunity to share in the blessing of raising children together. LGBT adoption is on the rise worldwide, but many people still have misunderstandings or even misgivings about this family dynamic.
Despite so much progress, stereotypes and ignorance about the LGBT community still abounds. This is especially true in the area of adoption, where many LGBT couples are still confronted with discrimination that makes the adoption process even harder.
Congratulations on growing your family! The adoption has now been finalized and I’m sure you and you’re thinking, “now what?”
While you have already done quite a bit of research and paperwork throughout the adoption process, there are just a few more things that will require your attention. Below are a few things you’ll want to make sure you take care of after your child’s adoption is finalized.
- Category: LGBT Adoptive Parents
You and your partner have finally come to the decision to adopt, or maybe you have already begun the adoption process. You are both filled with excitement.
Then the question arises: How do we tell our parents?
Becoming new parents is a joy, a blessing, and a logistical nightmare. Adoption in itself can be a complex and stressful process. Many adoptive parents look forward to breathing a sigh of relief once their newborn is home. Unfortunately, the relief can be short-lived with a baby in the house. Here are a few things to expect during the first year.