Pursuing a Second Adoption

Adoptive parents with one child may wonder if they're ready to pursue a second adoption. Here, our adoption expert discusses what to consider.

A few months after my husband and I announced that we planned to adopt our first child, a friend sent us a gift for the baby. I was amazed. I hadn’t even purchased anything for the nursery yet. I still didn’t quite believe we would become parents. Within a few short months, however, our daughter was home with us. A couple of years later, we applied to adopt a second child. I was much more relaxed. This time I knew ...

Parents who confidently dove into the unknown for their first child are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to doing it again.


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