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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Promoting adoption - Adoption Q and A

I am an adoptive mom and I would like to share my joy with others to promote the message of adoption but don’t know how?

Your desire is commendable. Follow these three guidelines:

Refrain from giving unsolicited advise: There’s nothing more annoying than being given an advice when it is least expected. However close a person may be (may be a biological sibling), I suggest that refraining from giving advice on adoption is helpful. Rather you set an example of what this adoption has done to your life for others to see. If they seek advise, follow these two guidelines below:

Be truthful always: However difficult a subject may be, it is good to be truthful with a person seeking information about adoption. Because decisions would be made based on one’s advice with which the seeker may have to live with for the rest of their lives. There’s a tendency to be overly excited to present the facts with a tinge of exaggeration. Exaggeration is nothing but a sugar coated lie.

Be informed: Emotions apart, prospective adoptive families look for relevant and appropriate information. Learn about the various sources of adoption related information to present it in such a way that it helps the family the most.

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