The Most Common Characteristics Shared by Successful Adoptive Parents, pg 12

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12. They Are Consistent and Persistent in Their Efforts:

Although your first opportunity to adopt might result in a successful adoption, most successful adoptive parents report that they have gone through one, or usually more than one, unsuccessful lead or false start before successfully adopting. Over time, you will come to realize that these experiences are a very important part of the education "process" you need to go through. Each trial run at an adoption will help teach you something important about yourself and/or about the adoption process which will be important for you to know later on when the RIGHT adoption opportunity for you comes along. Remember, success is predicated on never giving up until your goal is finally reached.

Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers and early presidents of the United States said:

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"Luck," if it really exists at all, will usually come to those that have put forth the effort to be in the right place at the right time, doing the right things. Whether you succeed in your desire to adopt will depend greatly on how well you convert what you feel in your heart into what you do with your hands, your feet and your voice.

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