At some point
prospective adoptive parents will have to bridge the gap from infertility to
adoption by acknowledging and accepting infertility. This requires couples to move away from the
idea of having a biological child as the way to become parents to focusing on
the end result; which is still being a parent, but by the use of a different
means: by adoption.
Resolution prior to
adoption is necessary. It provides a strong foundation for couples to become
emotionally and physically healthier and ready to bond and attach to a child.
Indicators that a couple may be ready to move forward with adoption:
exhausted viable, medical options without success.
longer have the desire to pursue medical assistance.
of relief when discontinuing or thinking about stopping attempts to conceive.
realization that actually being a parent is more important than how they became
more time talking about adoption.
more or seeking out adoptive families.
belief that God is calling them to adopt.
As a couple begins to consider adoption, they are
frequently unsure of where to begin to look for information. The sheer volumes of information available on
the internet and the vulnerability of prospective adoptive parents make it hard
to disseminate the available information.
Because our staff includes adoptive parents, we at Beacon House
recognize the importance in making critical decisions regarding
adoption. We offer information about the different types of
adoption, suggestions for resources, questions and answers, and factors to
consider when deciding which type of adoption might be right for you.
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