Parent-To-Parent: Sharing Our News

How did you share your decision to adopt, and how did friends and family react? Our readers shared.

Sharing Your Decision to Adopt

On our Facebook page we asked readers: After you decided to adopt, who was the first person you told? What did he or she say? Here are some of your responses:

  • “My mom, and she said, ‘You’ll be a wonderful mother.'”
  • “My sister, and she started crying for joy. We both suffered from infertility. She had three miracles, but my husband and I had nothing after trying for 12 years.”
  • “My parents, and they said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!'”
  • “Our parents. We had good and bad reactions, but all is great now.”
  • “We told my sister. She said, ‘God has a plan for you.’ My family has been so supportive!”
  • “My sons, and they said, ‘Can we name her?'”
  • “My grandmother. She said, ‘Ooh, you’re not going to get one of those black babies, are you?’ We don’t talk to her these days.”
  • “When I decided to adopt, the first person I told was my 10-year-old son. He said, ‘Now I won’t be alone anymore.'”
  • “My parents, and they said, ‘At last!'”



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Adoption Agencies

Family & Children’s Agency
Norwalk, CT
U.S. Newborn, International
Building Blocks Adoption Service
Medina, OH
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
OH
Children’s Connections, Inc.
Lubbock, TX
U.S. Newborn
TX
Family Life Services Adoption Agency
Lynchburg, VA
U.S. Newborn
ALL STATES
ALL STATES
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Hollywood, FL
U.S. Newborn, International
Caring for Kids, Inc.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster
Heart of Adoptions, Inc.
Tampa, FL
U.S. Newborn
Courageous Hearts Adoptions, Inc.
Greenwood, IN
U.S. Newborn
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
Silver Spring, MD
U.S. Newborn, International
Evanston, IL
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
A Bond of Love Adoption Agency
Sarasota, FL
U.S. Newborn
Adoption Circle
Columbus, OH
U.S. Newborn
La Crosse, WI
U.S. Newborn, International
Saint Louis, MO
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Glendale, WI
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International
Colorado Christian Services
Centennial, CO
U.S. Newborn
The Children’s Home Society of NJ
Trenton, NJ
U.S. Newborn
The Barker Adoption Foundation
Bethesda, MD
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Pasadena, CA
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Sumner, WA
International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Adoptions of Indiana
Carmel, IN
U.S. Newborn
Bal Jagat – Children’s World Inc
Long Beach, CA
International
A Love Beyond Borders
Denver, CO
International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Orinda, CA
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
ADOPTIONS FROM THE HEART
Wynnewood, PA
U.S. Newborn
Tulsa, OK
International
Adopt for the Love of a Child (AdoptTLC)
Kingwood, TX
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child

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