Making the Transition from Infertility to Adoption

by Joni S. Mantell, LCSW There are both emotional and practical aspects to deciding whether adoption is for you. As a psychotherapist with a specialty in infertility and adoption since 1993, I have found that for most people making the emotional decision to adopt is the hardest part of this journey. Once the emotional decision is made, you can learn the practical aspects of adoption more easily! Most people find that making the decision to adopt is a multi-layered experience and knowing when you are ready to begin isn’t always clear. Many people report a mixture of feelings like: Confusion – Considering adoption as a ‘second choice’ family building option

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