Were you adopted?
Are you an adoptive parent?
Are you thinking of adopting, but aren’t sure?
Do you work with families grown by adoption?
Are you a first parent who placed their child with another family?
I would luh-luh-love for you to share your adoption story here on our blog. The only thing I ask is that you be honest and transparent about your experiences. My hope is that this will be a resource for others who are beginning the adoption journey. When we first began down this path, it was difficult to find honest answers and so I’ve become passionate about them!
If you need help narrowing down a topic, here are a few suggestions:
Choosing an adoption agency; What was the process like and how was your communication with your agency over the course of your adoption?
Choosing what kind of adoption to pursue; Foster Care, Foster to Adopt, International, Domestic, Closed or Open?
Open vs Closed Adoption; How did your expectations change? How has your family managed the boundaries and expectations?
Waiting; How did you get through the “waiting periods” of your process?
If you could share one piece of advice with families who are either considering adoption or waiting parents, what would it be?
There’s a few prompts to get you started. Please contact me, either on facebook or through email at erin(dot)beth(dot)reich(at)gmail(dot)com to guest post on A Peculiar Love.