Adoption is more than just an expansion of your family. Or the expenses that accompany it.
Adoptions are messy. Painful. Gut-wrenching. Chaotic. Traumatic.
Maybe it’s not like that for everyone. Our girls were older when we adopted them. We also already had other kids. Maybe it’s not as jolting an experience adopting a newborn. I have no idea and won’t pretend to understand what that’s like.