Why Adopt? A Guide

Your guide to helping you decide if adoption is really for you.

Jenny Jerkins February 11, 2015

Maybe you are at a crossroads in your quest for a family. Or maybe you are interested in expanding your family through adoption but are not quite sure if this is the best option. Whatever has brought you here, we hope this guide will answer the basic question of why adoption may or may not be right for you. Although this guide covers most of the basics about adoption, every family needs to decide collectively in order to ensure the adoption process is right. This guide helps get you thinking about the different motivations behind adoption.

If you’re interested in domestic infant adoption and would like to speak with an adoption professional about your adoption options, click here.

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Jenny Jerkins

Jenny Jerkins is a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com and resides in Augusta, GA. She is a wife and former engineer-turned-stay-at-home mom of an energetic, smart, and hilarious little boy. Grateful for infertility, she became a mom through adoption, which has opened her heart in ways she never knew were possible and also brought them the blessing of open adoption. She is an active member of several adoption communities and loves uniting and educating others. You can read all about her adoption story over at Our Not So Engineered Life where she has her own blog about infertility, adoption, motherhood, and life.


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