emotional responce to adoptionAdoptive parenthood, like other types of parenthood, can bring tremendous joy – and a sizable amount of stress. This great factsheet from Child Welfare Information Gateway explores the emotional ups and downs that adoptive parents may experience before, during, and after adoption. While every family and situation is unique and every parent has different feelings and experiences, there are some general common themes. This factsheet helps identify those themes, affirm common feelings and provide links to resources. A must-read for any adoptive family.

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