Emily Westbrook shares the lessons she learned on marriage when adopting her first child.

She explains how was able to learn not only about herself in the process but also about her partner. She relates how becoming a parent for the first time marked a new chapter in her relationship with her partner. This chapter contained heartaches and triumphs, sickness and recovery, stress and bliss. For her, choosing to adopt also added its own spin to her life story. She found that the challenges new parents face when adopting strengthened her relationship.  In her article, she lists just some of the ways adoption most certainly will change your marriage.

To find the full list, visit Adopting.org.