Have you been wondering whether to bring a second (or third) child into your home? An adoption social worker helps parents contemplating adoption to unpack their motivations and make the decision with eyes wide open. | BY BETH FRIEDBERG, LCSW
Our Story: “Awake at Last“
Sometimes love comes easy. Other times, it must be earned. This is the story of how I let go of my preconceived ideas about bonding and motherhood and became brave enough to trust my heart. | BY LAURIE SHIERS
At Home: “What If?“
What if I don’t love this child the same as I love the others? This question is probably every pre-adoptive parent’s most secret worry. Here are the words that reassured me. | BY ANNE SAWAN
Parents share how they remained positive during a long or uncertain wait to adopt.