Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
Whether you are a cancer survivor or previvor, adoption is a wonderful way to create or expand a family. There are many reputable professionals, agencies and organizations available for education and support. You must be approved as an adoptive parent before a child is placed with you. At a minimum, this involves a home study by a state-approved provider. You should not be precluded from adopting solely because of your cancer history, but your doctor will need to provide an accurate assessment of your health and prognosis. Our newsletter article on adoption after cancer features many resources for families considering this option.