Adoption: Starting the Journey


November is National Adoption Month, and while it’s certainly not the only time we talk about adoption around here, it’s a good time to re-emphasize the many stories and resources by and for LGBT adoptive parents. I’ll be putting up extra adoption-related posts throughout the month. I hope you’ll stop by, whether you’re an adoptive parent, considering adoption, or simply want to show your support for one of the many ways we create our families. Let’s start at the beginning, with a lovely letter by a prospective mom to the child she and her partner hope to adopt.

In “This One’s for You,” Jemma of Two Mums? Two Kids? writes “One day I will show you this blog and you will know that before you knew us, or could even remember us; we were thinking of you.” Go read the rest; it’s heartfelt and touching.

Jessica is another lesbian mom waiting to adopt. In “Why We Chose Adoption,” she explains the thought processes she and her partner Carla went through in deciding to pursue that path to parenthood. It’s another good read, regardless of whether you come to the same conclusion.

For those of you considering adoption, you might want to begin with:

Stay tuned for more adoption-related posts and resources throughout the month.