When friends asked, I'd always assured them I wasn't sad that I hadn't given birth to my sons. A heartbreaking false start helped me see that I was truly at peace with that fact.
Our failed adoption left our hearts shattered. But, as we learned, you take this risk no matter how you come to be parents, whenever you choose to love someone or something other than yourself.
When an adoption falls through, it can be devastating. Here, real parents share their tales of heartbreak — and eventual recovery.
What goes wrong in international adoptions — and how can you help yours go through?
Adoptions fall apart at different stages (with different legal consequences), and there are different reasons for each kind of failure.
When we got our referral, we accepted it with joy. Soon after, however, we realized something wasn't right.
Don’t be afraid to take time to grieve after a failed adoption. Your future family will be better for it.
Don’t agree to any match or referral on the spot. Before moving forward, ask yourself these questions.
When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.
A father-to-be offers tips for keeping the dream of a child alive after the crushing disappointment of a failed match with an expectant mother.