We're Adopting!

Adoptive Families readers share the when, what, and how of announcing their decision to grow their families, and explain how to deal with reluctant relatives.

AF readers offer tips on announcing your adoption plans.
After years of infertility, Denise Wood and her husband had come to terms with their fate. They filled the void with a menagerie of puppies, horses, and even goats. But one day they made The Decision, the one that millions of families have debated, discussed, fretted over, and celebrated: They decided to adopt. “We called our parents first, and then our siblings. Everyone was excited for us. Some even asked, ‘What took you so long?’” Denise said. For the Fowlerville, ...

Adoptive Families readers share the when, what, and how of announcing their decision to grow their families.

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