Having a family is something that the vast majority of couples look forward to. Unfortunately, a number of couples find themselves unable to have their own children. While missing out on the experience of having biological children is saddening, the process of adoption provides an amazing way for these couples to have children of their own. In Georgia, adopting a child can radically transform the lives of everyone involved, including those who watch the couple go through the process.
One couple that decided to adopt a little girl, 6 months old at the time, came up with five lessons that they learned from the process. They believe that choosing to adopt a child takes passion; the couple has to be committed to doing all they can to bring their child home. Those going through adoption have to realize they are not in control. The different aspects of the process dictate their actions. Also, it is very likely that others will ask all sorts of questions because they are curious about the experience.
The final lesson this couple realized is that it is all worth it in the end. Couples attempting to adopt a child have to go through multiple processes and checks that those having children of their own do not have to experience. While this can be frustrating, the joy that comes with bringing one's child home for the first time is unmistakable. Remembering the big picture and the end goal makes the challenges of the process seem small.
There are many aspects to the adoption process that most people do not know about. Georgia families that truly desire to bring a child into their home through this process may gain by finding out about adopting and what it entails. Like this couple, many of these families may realize the joy that comes from adoption far outweighs the cost. This process changes the lives of those involved and touches many others.
Source: bpnews.net, "Adoption 'difficult, but rewarding,' couple says", Shawn Hendricks, April 21, 2014