4 Killer Questions On Adoption Answered
Adoption is a tricky subject. There are just so many issues and problems that can arise. Not to fear. In this post, we’re going to answer some of the killer questions on adoption. So let’s get started.
Will The Adoptive Parents Love My Child Like It Is Their Own?
The people who try to adopt children are some of the most committed people on the planet. For starters, they have to jump through practically every hoop you can imagine. They have to open up their private lives for all the world to see. And they often spend years doing all they can to secure a child for adoption.
Some adoptive parents already have families of their own. But many can’t have their own children, either because of infertility or some other reason. Yet, they’re just the same as parents who have had their own child: they want a child to love. So the bottom line is; yes adoptive parents will usually love an adopted child as if it was their own.
Can I Put Up A Child For Adoption If I Have Another Child?
The majority of women who use domestic adoption services have kids already. So the short answer is yes, you can put your child up for adoption if you have a child already.
Clearly, this is a delicate subject, especially for existing children. So it’s always best to get professional advice and counsel if this is something that you are considering.
Will My Child Hate Me If I Put Them Up For Adoption?
Children know that their parents only do what they think is the best for the child. Yes, it will be difficult for them at first. But most come to the understanding that the decision was made out of love, not rejection.
As your child settles into their new life, they’ll start to see why you chose the adoption path for them. They might have a more comfortable home life, or go to a better school or have more opportunities with a new family. Whatever it is, it’ll soon become clear to them why adoption was the best option. In general, most children now feel positively towards their adoption.
Can I Still Have Contact With My Child?
In the past, adoptive parents wanted to have very little to do with the birth parents of the child. Adoption was a very closed process.
But over the last three decades, adoptions has been opening up. Now, birth mothers have the opportunity to play a part in the life of their biological child. There are some modes through which this can occur. First, the adoptive family can send you pictures and letters from your child. Second, many adoptive parents allow birth parents to have conversations with their children over Skype and the phone. Third, some adoptive families even allow regular visits. It all depends on the style of the adoptive parents and what they think is best for your child. You’d be surprised by just how many adoptive parents are excited about the prospect of the child knowing its parents.
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