We hear our adoptive parents. You feel powerless. You feel the birth mother has all the control. You feel this is a financial drain. You feel confused as to why…

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The Dreaded False Start

Failed Placement - Utah Adoption AgencyThis is one of those delicate and uncomfortable subjects to address: a failed placement. Those of us who are adoptive parents know – the light at the end of the tunnel is totally worth it – parenthood! But the journey is filled with twists and turns, and, possibly, a major detour. The bad news: sometimes a family is matched with a birthmother who decides not to place her baby with them – or even not at all. The good news: almost every prospective parent who faces such challenges goes on to adopt. And these parents say they ended up with the child who was “meant to be” theirs. Here are a few ideas about what you might expect and how you might lessen your risk of an unsuccessful adoption and how to move toward your ultimate goal – parenthood.
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