Adoption Myths Guide

Whether you're adopting domestically, internationally or through foster care, there are many misconceptions about adoption.

Sarah M. Baker January 21, 2015

Whether you are considering adoption for yourself or would like to debunk some common adoption myths for friends and family, we are here to help you!  Adoption can be a scary topic, especially as things have changed with how adoptions work now verses 20+ years ago.  Built on fear and lack of knowledge, myths and misconceptions form.  Horror stories told through the grapevine become distorted versions of the truth, and that is all people cling to.  So let’s set the record straight on some of the most common myths in the adoption world.  Open your mind and put your fears to rest.  We won’t sugarcoat the truth, but rather inform you so you can make the best decision for your family and educate your friends and extended family along your journey.

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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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