Adopting a Child: The Early Days
Adopting a baby is a wonderful and heartwarming experience. It can also be scary, overwhelming and stressful. After a long wait and a mountain of paper work, your baby is finally with you. You are most likely beset with conflicting emotions. Here's how to cope with the new bundle of joy in your life and the changes he/she brings to the family.
Adopting An Older Child
The process of adoption requires a lot of thought on the part of the prospective adoptive family. When it comes to the choice of adopting an older child, it does require some amount of preparation. If you are considering adopting a child older than 2 to 3 years you could face a unique set of challenges and issues. Adopting older children is rewarding, but it comes with its own set of considerations.
Telling Your Child They Are Adopted
Adoptive parents face several unique parenting situations and challenges. One of them is the all-important question about how and when to tell your child that she or he is adopted. Knowing the truth about where we come from is an important part of our identity. This article gives you guidelines as to how to go about telling your child that they are adopted.
Adopting a Child - The Early Days
After months of waiting and completing a mountain of paper work, your baby is finally with you. The responsibility that comes with adoption is no different from that of a biological child, but it may feel a bit strange because the child is not biologically yours. Don't worry. Research shows that adoptive families form bonds as easily as biological families. It may just require a different kind of preparation.
Thinking of Adoption
Starting out on an adoption journey can be exciting, joyous and sometimes scary as well. People choose to adopt for various reasons. Some of the most common ones are infertility, genetic or medical complications that make it difficult for a normal pregnancy, wanting to be a single parent, to complete the family or just for the joy of giving a child a home. Just like biological parenting, adoption is a permanent arrangement. There are various factors to consider before you decide to adopt.