This is amazing advice, Tracie!! Too great not to share!

The Spirit of Adoption

As a consultant, I am often asked by clients, how to best help their children walk through the adoption journey. Let’s face it. Adoption, as some have said, is not for the faint of heart, even for grown ups!

The journey is full of ups and downs. There are disappointments and sometimes true losses.

The process of presenting a family profile to an expectant mother, having her chose a family, and knowing it might NOT be you, does flip flops on the heart.

So what do you do if you’re starting this journey, and you already have children in your family?

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Educate and Prepare:

Start talking about adoption early on, explain the process in simple clear terms.

Start a simple discussion about what it would be like to have another brother or sister in the family.

Say something like this: “Well, we have been praying and we have felt God…

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