Adoption After Infertility
Many of the issues of adoptive parents are the same, regardless of whether or not infertility played a part in their family-building choices. Typically, all will have to address:
- Feelings that you're not the "real" parent of a child
- Talking with children and others about the adoption
- Worries about known or unknown biological, genetic influences
- Relations with birth families
There are some added struggles for folks whose choice of adoption came about after battling infertility:
- Will the fable come true that we'll conceive once we've adopted, and if so, will it be a good thing?
- Are we viewing adoption as a "second best" alternative to having a biological child?
- Have we sufficiently dealt with our grief over losing our dream of a biological child?
We hope to provide a place of learning, growth, connection, and support to those who are or will be raising "chosen" children.
© Tracy Morris
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