Bringing an adopted child into an existing family, with or without other children changes the family dynamics immediately. Some parents feel immediately blessed and seek adoption counseling to help enrich their new experience. Others struggle with the new adjustment. The joy of a newly adopted child in some cases can suddenly vanish. Parents can begin to blame each other. Concerns about finance, feelings of frustration and anxiety about raising an adopted child can arise. Pathways Psychological Services counseling can help you navigate the transition and ongoing family development process.

One or more of these signs may be present

Anxiety about the decision to adopt
Disagreement with partner about adopting
Concern about costs and logistics
Feelings of frustration and confusion

What should I do?

Contact an adoption clinic for help about determining your suitability and the logistics of adopting. Talk to friends and family about your pla ns.

If you have concerns about your decision-making and adoption, you may contact Pathways to help. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.