Don’t say the “A” word in front of you. You are not ready to hear it.
There are those of you who have chosen adoption as your first choice, and others who have decided to adopt based on circumstances. Then there are the rest who can’t yet bring themselves to even think about adoption. You believe that adoption is a wonderful thing but not sure if it’s right for you. You may believe that discussing adoption is like giving up the idea of ever becoming pregnant. You may feel open to adoption but can’t really think about exploring it just yet. Now, the mere reference to it gets your blood boiling.
“Our neighbors just adopted.” Your friend might say. Good for your neighbors.
“Have you ever considered adoption?” Your cousin might ask. No. You’ve thought about it but haven’t actually discussed it with your partner.
You are willing to adopt a pet, adapt to a new job, adept to a new skill, ad opt(ions) to your fertility drugs. But adoption? You are still not there yet.
Just remember adopting a child and stealing a baby are two very different things.
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