8 Things You Don’t Think About Until You Become An Adoptive Mom

“I’m not sure you can fully know all that adoption entails before you’re in it, which is why there are things you don’t think about until you become an adoptive mom.”

Unless you’ve adopted a child, it’s unlikely that you’ve given a lot of thought to adoption themes in children’s movies. That you’ve spent more than a few passing moments thinking about the significance of a birth certificate. Or that you’ve even heard the word “traumaversary.”

Adopting will change all that. After several years of trying to start a family, adoptive mom Emily Westbrook knew she wanted to adopt . . . she just didn’t know how much adopting would change the way she viewed the world.

We think you’ll relate to her list of things she think about until she was an adoptive mom.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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