Here is an adoption tip for adoptive families on their journey to adopt:
Sometimes adoptive parents worry and stress over WHAT a woman thinking about adoption is looking for in adoptive parents. Remember that your life as a whole, your story as a package, is an opportunity for her to give something to her child. It’s common that these mothers will say “I just want to know my child is loved, accepted, and the parents are stable, safe, and able to provide for my baby.” You’ll likely find that the reasons YOU stand out to your child’s birth mother surprise you, or are things you take for granted or even feel uncertain about sharing. Or you might find that there’s nothing specific that defines why it just clicks, why your match together for this baby’s adoption just seems to work for the right reasons. Let her choose you for YOU and everyone involved will have a more favorable experience through the adoption.
As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.