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Five Adoption Myths Parents Believe

What lies and illusions are holding you back?

Addie Mietus February 13, 2015

“Don’t believe everything you think!” I saw this bumper sticker in front of me the other day and thought it was brilliant! I recently returned home from an adoption conference feeling like the worst adoptive parent in the world. Were my feelings justified? Not really. But I, like you, occasionally buy into adoption myths. What are adoption myths? Why do adoption myths survive for so long? Sometimes our doubts get the best of us. The worst part is adoption myths keep up us from experiencing what we want. Let’s take a look at common adoption myths.

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Addie Mietus

Addie Mietus loves her life as a wife, adoptive mom of four, yogi, and energy worker. Her degree in sociology, experience teaching adoption education classes, and personal adoption experiences have kept her active in her adoption community for over 12 years. She is a creator and writer for Ahava Adoption Circles, a place for adoptive moms to gather and discuss post-placement adoption experiences.


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