How Can Spouses Help Husbands Overcome Resistance To Adoption? (Dads & Adoption Part 2)

Season 4, Episode 39- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

If you’re a spouse and your husband just won’t get on board with adoption, it’s easy to become frustrated. But, there’s a better way to approach the subject.

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As I mentioned in last week’s episode, in the early years of our adoption journey, I was pretty resistant to the whole idea. Not because I was against adoption, I just didn’t understand it. In last week’s podcast, we talked about the ‘why’ behind the resistance that many men have felt as they’ve begun the adoption journey. On today’s episode, we’re concluding this 2-part series by discussion practical ways spouses can help their husbands overcome the resistance he may feel.

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In last week’s episode we mentioned a very special experience we’ve created just for foster and adoptive dads called Road Trip. It is taking place this fall in the mountains of Colorado and it’s beyond anything we could describe with words (and we’re writers!). This last October was transformational and life-changing for the 80 of us who gathered together for the very first event. We expect even greater things to happen this coming fall. If you know a foster or adoptive dads (or are married to one) send them this link and tell them to add their name to the email update list…

Question: Have you and your spouse struggled through the decision to adopt? Share your story with us. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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