4 Things I Wish I Could Change About Adoption.

While adoption is a great way to build your family, it doesn’t mean it comes without flaws. There are many things those of us involved with adoption would love to change about the practice, ethics, laws, and even emotions that go along with adoption. This mom shares thing things she wishes she could change for her daughter to make being adopted easier.

I adore adoption but as my child gets older, there are things I regret about adoption, things I wish I could change about life as a family formed by adoption. 

Here are 4 things I so wish I could change-for my daughter’s sake.

If you know me, you know I’m a huge advocate and fan of adoption. I love it not only because it’s how my favorite person on the planet came to be my child, but I also love it because adoption is, to me, the most special and magical way to form a family.

Yes, I glow when I talk about adoption, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. There are too many fabulous things about adoption to count, but I’ve also learned since being an adoptive mom that there are some things about adoption, and international adoption in particular, that are less than ideal.

If you are an adoptive parent, I’m sure you can relate to these adoption issues. Here’s some of the downside to adoption that most parents don’t talk about.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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