Wednesday, November 28, 2012

30 Days, 30 Posts: Adoption...You Might be Ready to Consider Adoption When...

I like looking down at the bottom of my posts and seeing that the whole list in my 30 Days, 30 Posts: Adoption series is longer than my posts!

The final way that I am going to suggest supporting adoption is to...any guesses?!  Adopt!  I know, I know, it's the obvious answer.

In a recent "Creating a Family" email I read a good (and slightly funny) list that might help people decide if they're ready to consider adoption for their family.  I thought it was a good list, and although I cannot relate to the infertility part of the list, I know many that can.  Enjoy!
You Know You Are Ready to Start Thinking About Maybe the Possibility of Adoption When…
  1. You find yourself noticing families that don’t obviously match and wondering if they were created by adoption.
  2. You make note that these families act kind of like other families.
  3. You make a second note that these families, especially the parents, look happy.
  4. The thought of the next step up the infertility treatment ladder seems daunting, and fills you with weariness rather than hope.
  5. When you hear of the tragedy in Haiti, rather than just thinking “How sad”, you think “Hey, there may be kids who need parents, and here we are parents-in-waiting who need kids.  Humm, I wonder???”
  6. Just the tiniest little piece of you is more curious than afraid of the thought of adopting, while the rest of you is still terrified and feels like adoption would be giving up.
  7. You listen to all the Creating a Family radio shows instead of skipping the adoption related shows.
  8. You start to find those lists of famous adopted people fascinating. Who knew that Steve Jobs and Faith Hill were adopted?  They even seem pretty normal.
  9. Your ears prick up when you hear that an infertility friend adopted. You don’t necessarily ask questions, but you don’t avoid listening to the talk.  You even find yourself reading the adoption posts on the infertility forums you frequent.
  10. You start considering that there is a point where you may have to say “no” to more treatment.

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