Taking the next step in your life and planning to start a family can be such an exciting period of time. Some people take the alternative route of adoption, and this could due to an inability to conceive children or it could just be something that you have always wanted to do. Regardless of the reason, adopting can be an incredible way to build your family and raise a child.

Many people adopt when they are already in a committed relationship or have started a family on their own. This is often a rewarding experience for all family members, however sometimes it can bring about disagreements, strain on the family dynamics or unexpected emotional reactions. Particularly if you already have children, it can be difficult for them to understand and accept.

Some people adopt without having a partner or committed relationship, and this can be a very rewarding and life-changing decision as well. However, this can also bring about both personal and relationship difficulties in regards to if you’re explaining your decision to others, gaining acceptance from your family and ensuring that this is the right decision for you.

Sometimes there are difficutlies and roadblocks in the adoption process itself, which can be another source of stress and frustration within a family.

If you relate to any of these concerns and find that they are taking a significant toll on your life – seeking help can help you to make important decisions and cope with stressful aspects of the adoption process to make it a more enjoyable experience.

Our psychologists are experienced in working through this with you and your family together, in order to:

  • Help build a supportive environment to bring a child into
  • Work together as a group to resolve any misunderstandings or relationship breakdowns caused by the idea of adopting
  • Find ways to appropriately discuss the idea of adoption with your partner or children
  • Assist in easing any worries, stresses or other negative emotions associated with the adoption process
  • Educate on the way adoption works and the experience of others when going through this process in order to help remove all of the unknown