6 Things to Consider While Checking Boxes on Your Adoption Application

You get asked a lot of hard questions when you're preparing to adopt.

Shelley Skuster June 05, 2016

A friend of mine and her husband are waiting for their first adoption placement. They’ve been combing through different situations and having hard conversations about what they’re comfortable with when it comes to deciding whether to present their adoption profile to expectant parents.

“Can we handle drug exposure if it lends itself to long-term consequences?”

“What would an open or closed adoption look like for our family?”

“What races should we consider based on our lifestyle and community?”

These are all important questions to consider. If you’re in a similar position, here are six tips to help guide your decisions when it comes to checking boxes on your adoption application.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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