Why You Should Consider International Adoption

At first, my husband and I didn't even consider international adoption. It seemed too expensive, too involved, and too, well, foreign.

Jennifer S. Jones December 29, 2017

Growing up, I always wanted children. Walking down the halls of my grandparents’ home I would study the photos of each generation that led to me. I couldn’t wait for my own children’s photos to hang alongside their ancestors. But then as an adult, reality hit. After months of struggling with fertility, my husband and I turned to adoption. At first, we didn’t even consider international adoption. It seemed too expensive, too involved, and too, well, foreign. But the more research we did the more it seemed like international adoption might be a good fit for our family. Here’s why:

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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 www.letterstojack.com.


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