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You aren't alone: Making sense of the questions facing families about to adopt

While adoption is one of the most exciting and rewarding steps a family can take, it is also terrifying on many levels. There are so many variables, unknowns and risks associated with this process. No matter how sure you and your spouse are about this decision, there will still be moments of doubt and concern.

However, it is important to know that you are not alone. Other families on the verge of adopting are in your same shoes, as were the families ahead of you that successfully adopted. They were successful, and you can be, too.

Having represented adoptive families throughout Florida, we know the concerns and fears that most families face during this process:

  • What will our child be like?
  • What challenges are we going to face, trying to raise a child from a completely different background?
  • What if there are behavior issues or deep emotional traumas to be dealt with?
  • Will this affect our relationship with our biological children?
  • Will our child miss his or her birth family?
  • How will we pay for all of the adoption costs and expenses?

Many adoptions take as long as a few years to complete, leaving the family with time to worry about these concerns, some even backing out of the process.

There are resources available, however, to help you sort through these concerns and enter adoptive parenthood as equipped as possible. Contact a local support group to meet other adopting parents or those who have already adopted. Browse Facebook and social media to find blogs and online groups for adopting families.

Make sure that you have a lawyer who is experienced in the adoption process and can carry the legal burden, allowing you to focus on these personal questions. To learn more about our adoption services, please click here. 

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