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what else should I be doing?
okay adoptees, I need your advice/opinions! I am trying to adopt a toddler girl from foster care, and want to do everything I can to be the “best” parent I can be. so while I prepare and wait, this is what I have been doing. I quit a job I hated so that I would be nicer to be around/less stressed and less likely to take out that stress on a child. I deliberately chose a new job that had more flexibility and better hours. I’m reading literally everything about adoption and raising adopted kids that I can get my hands on. I participate in online groups and have joined a support group. I’ve actively expanded my circle of friends to enlarge my support network, and have been educating my family and friends about adoption. I’m in therapy to deal with childhood issues and the stress of trying to adopt. I’ve bought a bigger house in a good school district and childproofed it. I"ve attended all the required training sessions and then some. I’ve bought everything a toddler aged child could possibly need (probably too much). the only thing I haven’t done is checked in with adoptees to see what they think I should be doing, so here I am. What do you suggest?
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