Inter-racial Adoption Challenges

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How to Throw an Adoption Baby Shower…

family-treeAdoption is usually not the first choice for new parents.  Often couples have endured many troubles with pregnancy loss, and have had to learn to grieve the loss of a child in so many different ways.  When a person looks into adoption, they deal with the shock of the different types of adoption.  Is it public, private, international?  Then in today’s world you have to throw in whether it’s an open or closed adoption.  With adoptive seeking parents, the cost tends to be a heavy factor and adds stress after potentially still grieving the loss of not having a biological child.  In my own personal battle, I grieved not having the normal pregnancy, not going to the “mommy and me” classes, and not having a regular homecoming with my new child.   Continue reading