We’re right in the middle of National Infertility Awareness Week and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has joined the movement with RESOLVE. As a part of this partnership, we are sharing information about building a family through adoption from foster care.
Since 1989, RESOLVE has organized a dedicated week to raise awareness about infertility. And every April, professionals, bloggers, support groups and those living with infertility share their stories and advice. They encourage more people to educate themselves and to consider all the roads to build a family.
Unfortunately, infertility is all too common. One in eight couples of childbearing age is impacted by infertility, according to the Center for Disease Control.
But infertility doesn’t have to be the end of the story.
Parents still end up with the families they were always meant to have. The way many of those dreams of becoming a parent have come true is through foster care adoption. The success stories of foster care adoption abound. They just show that a mom is a mom, and a dad is a dad no matter how a family is formed.
If you’re interested in learning more about adoption from foster care, the Foundation can help. We have the tools to give prospective parents the knowledge and expectations they need when going through the adoption process.
Finding Forever Families, our Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption will walk you through where to start, how much it costs (good news — adoption from foster care is the least expensive adoption option, and most have no out-of-pocket costs.), and provides a full list of resources. Call (800-ASK-DTFA), email, or post your questions on our social media channels. We also can find the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter in your city or state to answer questions that may be specific to your area.
Even though your wait to be a parent may be longer than you planned, meeting your child through adoption will be just as powerful and life-changing.