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How Will Adoption Impact My Marriage?

Your relationship with your spouse will be impacted by your decision to add a child to your family—whether by birth or adoption. Because of this, it is crucial that you are open and honest as you process your hopes, questions, and concerns with your spouse.

Seek advice from a counselor or therapist who has a strong understanding of the joys and challenges that can come with parenting and who is familiar with the impact that early trauma can have on a child’s development and attachment. This will allow you to have a better understanding of how this decision could impact your marriage and family while also providing a support network for any challenges you, your family, or your child may face.

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