Whether you are considering adoption for yourself or would like to debunk some common adoption myths for friends and family, we are here to help you! Adoption can be a scary topic, especially as things have changed with how adoptions work now verses 20+ years ago. Built on fear and lack of knowledge, myths and misconceptions form. Horror stories told through the grape vine become distorted versions of the truth, and that is all people cling to. So let’s set the record straight on some of the most common myths in the adoption world. Open your mind and put your fears to rest. We won’t sugar coat the truth, but rather inform you so you can make the best decision for your family and educate your friends and extended family along your journey.
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola is the largest in history. Due to modern medicine, proper sanitation, and education, the risk for an outbreak in the United States is low. That hasn’t stopped the fear of the virus from spreading. The latest numbers report that there are nearly 9,000 cases of Ebola, with half ending in death (CDC.gov). The first case confirmed in the US occurred on September 30, 2014 in Dallas. The patient has since passed away. The news was quickly followed by another instance of a passenger observed with symptoms promptly taken by the CDC at Newark airport on October 4, 2014. Now there have been two confirmed cases of Ebola being transmitted in the US from the patient in Dallas to healthcare workers.