Advice from Parents About International Adoption

The most important thing to remember is that adoption is a lifelong journey.

Jennifer S. Jones October 30, 2017

When people ask me what international adoption is like I often respond it is like walking on the moon. Nothing can quite prepare you for those first incredible steps and once you have made the journey, your perspective is forever changed. Though a lot more people have built their families through international adoption than have walked on the moon, finding people to relate to during this process can be tough. For this article, I decided to ask my fellow adoptive parents what advice they would give about international adoption. Here’s what they said:

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Jennifer S. Jones

Jennifer S. Jones is a writer, performer, storyteller and arts educator. She holds an MFA (Playwriting) from NYU Tisch. She has written numerous plays including the internationally renowned, award-winning Appearance of Life. Her amazing transracial transcultural family was created through adoption from China and India. She is passionate about the adoption community and talks about the ins and outs, ups and downs, joys and "is this really us?!" whenever she can. She writes about her experiences at

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