What I Wish I Had Known Before Adopting: Preparing for Adoption and Dispelling Adoption Myths
Preparing for adoption involves more than setting up a nursery. It also means learning how to be more sensitive to the needs of adoptees so adoptive parents can be better prepared when their adopted children deal with emotional issues concerning their adoption. Besides addressing thoughtless comments regarding adoption, this article exposes several of the myths linked with adoption. It also explains the losses linked with adoption and how it’s important for everyone involved in the adoption triangle to grieve the losses and then move on with their lives.
- Venice Kichura, August 2012
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