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Ask AF: How to Cope with the Disappointment of Not Being Chosen by an Expectant Mother

Ask AF: How to Cope with the Disappointment of Not Being Chosen by an Expectant Mother

“Our adoption profile was shown to an expectant mother, and she selected a different family. We knew this was a possibility, of course, but feel disappointed. How to cope?” Readers offer advice.

A prospective adoptive mom reading adoption websites on her laptop computer

“Logging On for Love”

Many of us wonder if the Internet is the adoption wave of the future. Here's one family's story.

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Parents waiting to be chosen for a domestic adoption wonder why a birth mother hasn't chosen them.

“When Will an Expectant Mother Pick Us?”

During the long wait for an adoption match, friends and family may be sympathetic, but they don’t understand the anxiety that leads you to question every aspect of your adoption profile — and yourself.

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Learn about creating your adoption profile in a webinar on February 10, 2016

Webinar Replay – Creating Your Adoption Profile

View the replay of the "Creating Your Adoption Profile" webinar. Madeleine Melcher offers guidance on the most important elements of creating the profile your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering adoption.

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A couple meeting with a pregnant woman, hoping to have a positive expectant mother match

Finding an Expectant Mother Match

How you go about searching for your child’s birth mother will depend on what you feel comfortable with.

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An African-American couple on the computer creating an adoption profile

Tips for Creating Your Profile from Birth Mothers

When creating your family profile, be authentic.

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“How I Handled Calls from Prospective Birth Mothers”

Our advertising was placed, our adoption profile was ready to go, and it was only a matter of time before our 800-line started ringing with calls from expectant mothers. Yikes! Mercifully, I was prepared, thanks to the expertise of my adoption attorney, adoption consultant, and other adoptive parents. Here’s what I learned:

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