Is Adoption Right for Me?
Adoption is a major decision, one that should not be undertaken without careful consideration of all the issues involved. Some couples hope to adopt due to infertility, which can be an extremely difficult challenge. Before the adoption process begins, you should consider consulting a counselor for assistance with the grieving process.
The following questions may help you determine if adoption is the right path for you.
- Do you and your spouse have similar feelings about adoption?
- Are you realistic about the joys, heartaches, struggles, and rewards that can accompany parenthood?
- Are you ready to set aside the idea of having children through pregnancy?
- Do you and your spouse have a solid, healthy relationship?
- Are you ready to be a parent to a child who doesn’t have biological ties to you?
- Are you prepared to deal with a child’s questions and possible feelings of loss?
- Are you prepared for the possibility that adoption can result in conflicting, complicated emotions?
- Are you interested in sending yearly pictures and letters to the birth parents that placed their child with you?
If you have questions about adoption, or if you are interested in adopting, please contact Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.258.3355). Jeanne has focused her practice on adoption law for over 30 years and has helped complete adoptions for thousands of families.