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The Best Laid Plans...
Whether you've adopted a child before or are considering it for the first time, you undoubtedly know how much time, patience and paperwork it takes to welcome a new member to your family!
The whole adoption process can seem very complex and overwhelming. If you want a step-by-step guide to help you through it all, check out this Adoption Planner.
The planner will help you to formulate an adoption plan, and provides downloadable worksheets and web resources. It will also help you to determine a timeline, a budget and provides you with a decision matrix to help you consider all the available adoption options. Bear in mind, however, that all the planning in the world won't necessarily bring your child home any faster—you'll want to expect the best, but plan to be surprised, frustrated and challenged along the way.
Check it out and let us know if this planner was helpful for you. Did it alleviate some of your anxiety? Is there anything missing that you think people should know? [Adoptivefamilies.com]