Without our faith in God and trusting in his guidance we would have never been able to continue down this path. But despite our losses we look upon each day as a gift from God and we are patiently waiting until He feels the time is right to bless us with a child.
I am having severe swings of emotion. One minute I am overjoyed at the thought of finally getting the opportunity to be a parent. Then the next moment I am terribly saddened that someone is giving up their child so we can have one.
James and I both tend to be pack rats and we have accumulated a lot of "stuff" over the last 20 years. But now with the prospect of filling our home with toys and baby things, all of that "stuff" seems so unimportant.
If you are struggling with the question of whether or not to place your child for adoption, the following are a few questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you are ready to raise a child.
Several terms related to the adoption process can be confusing. Here is a list of several terms that can be helpful in understanding the language associated with adoption.
There's no doubt you have a picture of the best home and family for your child. Adoption creates an opportunity to make that picture a reality, by providing you with an opportunity to select the family you want to give your baby. The following questions will help spark other important issues that may be important to you in creating the best home and family for your child.
Questions to Ask
- How long have you been married?
- What makes you marriage work?
- How many other children do you have, or plan to have?
Choosing an adoption agency or attorney is a task in which there are several opportunities. Therefore, below is a list of suggestions of some ideas for both birthmothers and adoptive parents in making your decision.
Questions frequently asked about adoption.
Adoption benefits everyone in the adoption triad. Many of these benefits are helpful to the birthmother and birthfather. Other benefits are directed at the child who is being placed for adoption and/or the adoptive parents. Adoption brings a positive ending to a challenging situation and benefits everyone involved.