There are a lot of adoption stories out there that you may hear in the months leading up to (and in the years after) adoption. Some will be negative, some will be positive, but only one truly matters: Yours.
People love to tell their story, and people love to give advice. Rest assured that once you let others know you have made the loving decision that adoption is right for you and your baby, stories and advice will come flooding in. Some will be good, and some will be bad. Some will make you cry tears of joy, and others will upset you. The important thing to keep in mind when hearing any of these adoption stories—good or bad—is that your story is the only one you should be concerned with. It’s good to hear from others, of course. That’s one way to learn about adoption and make well-informed choices. But don’t fall into the trap of thinking your adoption story will be exactly like someone else’s.