The process of adoption requires that you spend a lot of time looking inward. You’ll find yourself going through and checking boxes on a series of hard questions. Are you open to adopting a child with a family history of mental illness? Are you willing to adopt a child with a genetic disorder? Are you comfortable with an open adoption? Are you in a position to adopt a child from another race?
There are no easy answers to these questions, but in this guide written for Adoption.com, adoptive mom Shelley Skuster offers up six guidelines for finding your own responses.