10 Hilarious Memes To Get You Through Your Adoption Journey

Because paperwork is the most exciting part about adoption! (Said no one ever.)

Lita Jordan July 07, 2017

If you have experienced the adoption process on any level, you know that sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. As you’re climbing the adoption mountain of paperwork, here are some hilariously relatable adoption memes and a virtual “I feel ya!” to get you through the next form.

Who wants to be a millionaire?
1. Who wants to be a millionaire?

Every adoption journey begins with the realization that you too will soon need to be adopted after paying all of the fees. SO. MANY. FEES.

Forget Manners
2. Forget Manners

The word is out that you’re adopting, and suddenly everyone’s forgotten manners and basic decency. Time to put on your sarcasm pants and your thick skin, because it’s only just begun.

Even Taxes Were Easier
3. Even Taxes Were Easier

You’ve never done this much paperwork in your life. High school. College. Nothing compares. If you haven’t had a breakdown yet, you’re missing paperwork.

How does the copier work again?
4. How does the copier work again?

The paperwork is never over. Even when you think you’re done. COPY ALL THE THINGS.

I'm fine. Everything's fine.
5. I'm fine. Everything's fine.

Is there ever a more stressful time than when someone is coming to study your home and your entire life? Your house will never be this clean again. You lie awake all night rocking back and forth, sure you’re forgetting something. Tomorrow is going to require wine and a nap.

Call me now!
6. Call me now!

And the wait begins. You think of a million questions you forgot during the home study. Your approval is “days away” says the agency. CRICKETS. You begin to wonder if your phone and internet are even working. Have you been left behind? If someone doesn’t return your call, you might literally lose your ever-loving mind.

I can't buy that. I can't buy that. I can't buy that.
7. I can't buy that. I can't buy that. I can't buy that.

Ah, the baby aisle. When you’re matched, before you’re matched, before you’ve even completed your homestudy. Target baby aisle doesn’t judge. Target baby aisle understands. Grab yourself a latte and go bananas.

You're stuck here forever.
9. You're stuck here forever.

The big day has come and gone. You have that precious kiddo in your arms. And if you have the misfortune of adopting out of state, the waiting has only begun. Hours will turn into days and sometimes weeks. Your heart jumps when phone rings, but alas ICPC will have NONE OF IT.

I've been waiting patiently.
10. I've been waiting patiently.

Who are you kidding? Your bags have been packed for days. This will hopefully be the closest you ever get to feeling what it’s like to be released from prison.

You should really do this.
11. You should really do this.

Adopted or not, first or fifth child, people suddenly have advice diarrhea. Becoming a parent must exude “I have no common sense.” Smile and nod, smile and nod.

Blessings come eventually.
12. Blessings come eventually.

The journey will be tiresome, lonely, irritating, and sometimes you feel like you’re going a bit insane. At the end of it all, it’s so incredibly, undeniably, wholeheartedly WORTH IT.

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Lita Jordan

Lita Jordan is a master of all things "home." A work-from-home, stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of five. She has a BA in Youth Ministry from Spring Arbor University. She is married to the "other Michael Jordan" and lives on coffee and its unrealistic promises of productivity. Lita enjoys playing guitar and long trips to Target. Follow her on Facebook.

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