This question, posed on the question/answer forum Quora, elicited some honest responses from adoptive parents.
Many parents reflected on doubts that they had during rough adjustment periods. These parents usually stated that their children’s challenging behaviors created doubts in their own minds about their ability to parent the child effectively. A few respondents remarked that people can regret having biological children, too. One adoption professional wrote that parents needed to be better educated about the challenges their children will face. One user wrote, “While there are times that I no kidding breakdown into tears over how stressful and emotionally taxing this adoption journey is, I don’t regret it.”