Adoptive Families Blog

Post-Adoption Blues? 4 Ways to Cope

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Becoming an adoptive parent is just as life-changing as becoming a parent biologically. Even though odds are you’ve been waiting for parenthood longer, you may feel unprepared now that it’s here. Along with the joy and excitement you’ll feel when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time, you’ll probably feel some anxiety and uncertainty. As adoptive parents, you may also feel what’s called the “post-adoption blues”. Here’s a question one adoptive mother emailed us:

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