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6 Ways to Push Through the Fear of a Failed Adoption Match

Overcome fears and allow your adoption journey to take you places you never imagined.

Sarah M. Baker February 16, 2016

When you start your journey in adoption, the fear of getting attached to the idea of a child and then having that match fall through can be hard to move past. You may have already learned that until placement and termination of parental rights, you have no claim on that child, but it doesn’t stop your emotions from forming an attachment to a baby who may one day become yours. You may also fear losing money that is tied up in that match, leaving you financially crippled if it falls through.

So how do you move past your fears of a failed adoption match and allow yourself to pursue your dream of being a parent?

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Sarah M. Baker

Sarah is a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com and passionate about teaching others the power of open adoption. She is very active in the adoption community, where she spends a lot of time advocating as the founder of Heart For Open Adoption. She is the mom of two boys in addition to parenting her niece. She is a mother biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. Sarah promotes adoption education and ethical adoptions. She and her husband were featured on Season 2 of Oxygen’s “I’m Having Their Baby,” which tells the story of their first adoption match failing. Sarah hopes to bring her personal experience to you and help anyone who wants more information about adoption to find it with ease. Though it was once a taboo subject, Sarah hopes to make adoption something people are no longer afraid to talk about. You can learn more about Sarah and her family on her blog.


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