Announcing Your Decision to Adopt

When announcing your adoption to family and friends, perhaps a letter is the way to go. One mother shares advice from her personal experience.

Announcing your adoption can be done through a letter to family and friends
When my husband and I began to consider adoption, we kept it to ourselves: my husband, myself, and our two children by birth (ages 13 and 11). The only exception was a couple of friends who adopted a few years ago. Why would we keep such a big decision to ourselves? First, we wanted to explore our feelings on the subject and see exactly where our kids stood, without outside influences coloring our perspective. We didn't want to hear warnings ...

A letter can deliver the news to loved ones in efficiently and affectionately. The key is to communicate how thrilled you are about adopting.


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