This was a good read. I definitely need support and resources in navigating the transracial family waters, and I’m saving this, among other articles.
Tiffany • via Facebook
Like the author, a medical condition ultimately led us to adoption. (In my case, it was hypothyroidism.) However, adoption was always in my heart. Now, with a beautiful daughter, I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life.
Caitlyn • via Facebook
What led us to adoption? After losing an IVF pregnancy, we were talking and realized that pregnancy wasn’t as important to us as being parents. We took a year to consider and do couples therapy, then we adopted.
Karen • via Facebook
There’s a book, Sam’s Sister, for just this occasion—to explain to a young child that a birth sibling will be adopted. It may be out of print, though.…
Robyn • via Facebook
Note from the AF editors: Sam’s Sister is a great children’s book about birth siblings. It actually did go out of print for a time, but was reissued last spring (different illustrations but the same spot text). Buy Sam’s Sister here.