We know that considering adoption often raises many
questions in families. Though it may be overwhelming as you begin this journey,
know that here at the Orphan Care Initiative, we have amazing adoptive families
that have been in your shoes and are here to support you every step of the way!
As you begin to consider adoption, it’s important to ask the
right questions. It’s healthy to consider all the implications of what bringing
a new child home will mean for you and each member of your family. Here are ten
questions to think over as you consider the adoption process:
Why do I want to
What are my biggest
fears regarding adoption?
Do my close family
and friends support my decision to adopt?
experiences do I have regarding adoption?
What, if anything, do
I need to “let go of” before I adopt?
What support and
resources do I have or need to further develop before I adopt?
What are some
misconceptions that others close to me have about adoption?
How do I anticipate
that adoption will change my life?
If I don’t adopt,
what will my family do?
What in my life is my
biggest barrier to adoption?
If you are interested in fostering or adopting and would
like help answering these questions or any other question you may have, join us
for our Thinking
About Adoption or Foster Care information session every first Wednesday of
the month from 6:30 to 8:30 in MO2. Families from Saddleback who have adopted
and fostered will share helpful overviews and answer your questions in a
We’re also always available by phone (949-609-8555) or email