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Unexpected Holdups in the Adoption Process
Growing your family through adoption involves a lot of change. Change is not always easy, especially for children. Just as you as parents are anxious about the process, so are your children. Adoption specialists offer ways to make a smoother transition while gaining an adopted sibling. Here are a few things to consider:
While there a variety of ways parents prefer to make the transition, remember: be honest, include your child, reassure, encourage discussion, prepare for questions, and be ready to adjust.
How much will it cost? How long will it take? Can I fail?
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