Most adoptive parents remember when they first started looking into adopting a child. There is so much information to sort through. The truth is that the process is hard, sometimes long, and it’s certainly full of mixed emotions. Seeing other adoptive parents bringing their baby home touches the hearts of those families who are still waiting to adopt. Maybe, your story could be the one that inspires someone else to take the next step in their #adoptionjourney. Your voice could help motivate other adoptive families and birthmothers to make a very brave adoption decision. The adoption community is a large one and also a proud one. Here are some ways to find encouragement from other like-minded pro-adoption families.
Become a part of the adoption community.
When you read articles, websites, books, and blogs about adoption, there are countless ways to connect with others who have had similar experiences. During the adoption process, it’s always recommended to talk to other parents and birthmothers who have also been through the procedure. Even if your adoption is finalized, it is a great help to join adoption communities by sharing your story with the world and encourage others who might be considering adoption.
Your voice matters.
Adoption is a miracle that brings families together and words are a powerful tool, so use them to tell the world how proud you are of your personal #adoptionstory. You can share it on the social media, create a blog, or just ask your adoption agency to share it on their website.
Breaking the stigma.
Henry David Thoreau once said: “It’s never too late to give up your prejudices”. Remember this when you’re telling the others about your adoption experience. Unfortunately, there are still some common prejudices about adoption as presented in media. It is important to share your #adoptionstory and do your part to remove the stigmas that exist even today. You can change the perceptions of the world if you share your experiences as adoptees, birthmothers, adoptive parents, siblings, grandparents, and speak to how beneficial adoption has been in your life. If adoption has touched your life, it’s important to promote that shamelessly. Embrace the communities of heroic families and birthmothers and #ShoutYourAdoption!