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Do you have an adoption plan in place, but you’re unsure how to process negative feedback or deal with people who don’t agree with your plan? You’re not alone. It can be tough to know how to deal with negative comments, but there are some steps you can take to make it easier.

  • First, it’s important to understand that not everyone will agree with your adoption plan, and that’s okay. You don’t have to convince everyone that adoption is the right choice for you – only the people whose opinion matters to you.
  • Second, be prepared to deal with negative feedback by being confident in your adoption decision. It’s okay to be open and honest about your feelings, but don’t let anyone talk you out of your adoption plan if you’re confident that it’s the right choice for you.
  • Finally, remember that you have the right to choose what’s best for you and your unborn baby. No one has walked in your shoes, but you!


Negative feedback can be difficult and uncomfortable to deal with. Even more so if you are feeling emotional about your adoption choice. Having a plan in place, to handle any criticism or negativity, can be comforting, reassuring and increase your self-confidence. Clearly stating your adoption decision is not up for discussion or debate, may help you be more confident in your adoption decision without anyone saying things to try to confuse or manipulate you.

If you are in a private adoption process, and are dealing with others’ objections, remind people that adoption is about bringing a child into a loving home, not about denying them the chance to have a “traditional” family. You can also provide reassurance, when giving up baby privately, that most adoption agencies can help ease the legal and financial burden that often accompanies adoption.

Adoption agencies in Arizona, such as Building Arizona Families have trained professionals who can help navigate the legal and financial aspects of adoption, making the process easier and less overwhelming. Adoption is a loving and selfless decision that will give your baby the opportunity to have and be raised by a wonderful and loving family. Choosing private adoption is a big decision, and it’s understandable that you may feel worried about negative feedback and/or comments from others. Working with an adoption center or an adoption office and remaining confident about your adoption plan will show everyone around you that you are solid in your choice!

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