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

Adoption by Shepherd Care
Hollywood, FL
U.S. Newborn, International
Spence-Chapin Services to Children & Families
New York, NY
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.
Norwalk, CT
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family Life Services Adoption Agency
Lynchburg, VA
U.S. Newborn
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ALL STATES
Gladney Center for Adoption
Fort Worth, TX
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Children’s Home Society & Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Abrazo Adoption Associates
San Antonio, TX
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Building Blocks Adoption Service
Medina, OH
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family Law Company “Magistr”
Kolomyia, NY
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Bethany Christian Services
Grand Rapids, MI
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Bal Jagat- Children’s World Inc.
Long Beach, CA
International
Children’s Connections, Inc.
Lubbock, TX
U.S. Newborn
TX
Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.
Harrison, NY
U.S. Newborn, International
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
Silver Spring, MD
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