Most parents imagined a “dream family” either as they were growing up, or once they decided they were ready to begin a family. But what happens when the dream becomes a nightmare of infertility? How does it feel to let go of a previous dream and then create a new one through adoption? This panel of four adoptive parents talk about the joys of adoption, the grieving of past, lost dreams, and about moving forward in a family created through adoption.

Panelist Amanda said it well: “One of the things I was told was that grieving… you have to let go of that dream to find a new dream. That has been one of the things that has been most helpful to me.”