We asked our readers what advice they would give to a hopeful adoptive parent who just had an adoption situation fall through. Read the answers.
“Lessons Learned from a Failed Adoption Match”
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.
“Worth the Risk” – Living Through a Failed Adoption
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.
Our Failed Adoption
When an adoption falls through, it can be devastating. Here, real parents share their tales of heartbreak — and eventual recovery.
How Can you Help Your International Adoption Succeed?
What goes wrong in international adoptions — and how can you help yours go through?
What if My Adoption Fails?
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.
10 Steps to Coping with a Failed Adoption
Don’t be afraid to take time to grieve after a failed adoption. Your future family will be better for it.
Responding to an Adoption Referral
Don’t agree to any match or referral on the spot. Before moving forward, ask yourself these questions.
“From Heartbreak to Hope”
When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.
Coping with a Failed Match with an Expectant Mother
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.