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Adoption Disruption - The Elephant in the Room
The adoption process is an amazing one, but it’s not easy. Our two pronged approach to the adoption process helps families to weather the inevitable storms that come as they wait to meet the child they’ve longed for.
First, educate yourself. Read, read, read. Learn all you can about the country you’re interested in, what the adoption process looks like, and what to expect when you arrive home with your new son or daughter. Read family adoption blogs and talk to others who have adopted. We recommend the following indispensable resources as you work to gain the knowledge about adoption and the process.
1. The Connected Child, Karyn Purvis
7. Lost Daughters of China, Karin Evans
Second, prepare. We all desire that children who are waiting for adoption would wait the shortest time possible. To do this, families must be prepared. Begin your home study process and compile your dossier, before you ever lay eyes on the picture of the child who will be your son or daughter. Agape Adoptions is happy to help you with both of these important tasks. Your preparation shortens the time your adopted child must wait for you. It’s good stewardship of your time, and an act of generous parenting, even before you’ve met.
Agape Adoptions is a licensed non profit child placing agency in the state of Washington. We are fully Hague Accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Agape Adoptions believes that every child deserves their own supportive family to provide permanency, unconditional love and acceptance. We provide homestudy and post placement services to families living in the state of Washin...Learn more, see kids, or contact agency 1410 Main Street Washington
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