Where Do I Start? An Adoption Guide

Guest post by Loving Shepherd Ministries

Ever wish you had an adoption guide?

Adoption can be an overwhelming process, and it’s ever-changing.

Recent slow-downs in many countries and a vast number of agencies to choose from (both international and domestic) can lead you to ask questions like: Where do we even begin? What is the best fit for our family? How can we ensure that we’re taking the right steps forward and not wasting time, money and energy?

Finding up-to-date resources and support can make all the difference in your adoption experience. What often feels like an overwhelming journey can become an incredible testimony of God’s faithfulness in your family’s story.

How to begin?

Here’s an adoption guide with three simple steps to get you started—

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1. Pray

Prayer is a life-changing and life-giving part of the journey. As you sift through massive amounts of information, don’t forget that the One who led you here will lead you through.

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2. Find an adoption community and ask questions.

Each family has different personalities and needs. Asking good questions ahead of time can help determine the best process and agency for your family.

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3. Get objective, professional support (FOR FREE!) with LSM.

Loving Shepherd Ministries has helped over 8,000 families walk through the initial stages of the adoption process by offering FREE, objective and personalized support.

Start by filling out the online assessment form on LSM’s website. This confidential information helps LSM provide up-to-date resources that will help your family make the best decisions.

The packet you receive contains:

Learn more at loving-shepherd.org/adoption-resources

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