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Adoptive Couple Fears – The Match Meeting

Posted on June 10, 2016
by Kim Laube

For many, meeting new people can cause anxiety and awkwardness, but an adoption match meeting can cause anxiety for even the most outgoing of personalities!  There is so much at stake for everyone that the experience can be a real source of concern for both the birthmother and the possible adoptive parents.  Putting the experience […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – Waiting Stinks…We Are Ready To Be Parents Now!

Posted on March 28, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

It’s true.  Waiting is one of the most difficult parts about adoption.  There are many things out of your control, and certainly the amount of time you must wait for a placement is one of them.  For most couples, the wait time for adoption in their minds is actually calculated using the date they first […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – What if the Birth Mother Changes Her Mind?

Posted on February 24, 2016
by Kim Laube

This of all the fears is likely the most debilitating.  It is, of course, the unimaginable.  The worst case scenario – you’ve gone home with a newborn, loved and cared for her for the past few days and then the case worker calls and tells you the birth mother has changed her mind.  She is […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – Can I Love this Child as Much as I do (or would) our Biological Child?

Posted on January 20, 2016
by Kim Laube

This fear is not as easily addressed mostly because pre-adoptive families don’t even want to admit that the fear exists.  Just saying it can make you feel like a heartless person.  I wish pre-adoptive families felt more open to talking about this than they do.  Why? Because there are many paths that can lead to […]

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