4 Ways to Support Those Who Are Adopting

If you have friends or family members who are going through the adoption process, some of the best things you can do for them are:mom and daughter hugging, mom and girl sitting by lake

1) Validate their feelings–Adoption is an emotional roller coaster not too unlike what a pregnant woman experiences (only often for a longer period of time).

2) Read things about adoption and learn all you can. This is particularly important if you are going to be the Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle, or other relative or close friend. Look on blogs or read a memoir.

3) Pray for them for perseverance, patience, wisdom.

4) If they are raising funds, consider helping them financially or with fundraisers.

Lesson Number One in learning all you can:

What is a Paper Pregnancy? –click here to find out what it is and when this term began being used.

What to expect the first year after adopting? http://nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/what-to-expect-the-first-year-after-adopting/

Another Friend’s Baby Shower (Is it okay to be angry?)

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To purchase a book to journal your adoption story (or to give as a gift)  click here to order.

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Adoption Videos on YouTube

Click here to view Delana’s YouTube Channel–http://www.youtube.com/user/9yrpregnancy Or, click the following for individual videos: Perseverance, Patience, Waiting, and Adoption http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtCRjxjocpI Reading the Preface to Nine Year Pregnancy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MBjWC8Z_8 Singing “God Will make this trial a blessing” …

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