Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) is a group of specific behaviors that is said to belong to children who have been adopted. It is said that these behaviors are often attributed to the child’s adoptive state in a permanent home. Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) can take on many forms of complicated behavior from bonding issues to attachment disorders to wanting to violent and so on. Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) has not been listed in American Psychiatric Association’s DSM. The reason being that this term doesn’t seem to define the individual mental problems that some adopted children is having as a rule. These issues are said to be linked with their adopted status in a permanent home environment per se. Adopted Child Syndrome only pertains to some adopted children in particular in no way does it apply to the whole majority.
Is it true that adopted children have had to face way more challenges than those who are born to a couple naturally? The answer to this question can only be answered based on each child separately being adopted and where they have come from originally. As each child is special in their own way and for their unique set of circumstances that they have come out from? All of this must be taken into consideration before knowing completely if the child will have any telltale potential conflicts in their future. Some Americans do view adoption as taking a big risk according to some public polls taken on the subject. But again adopted kids aren’t at all defective as a group. This only pertains to certain ones and not all of them by any means a whole group.
Since Adopted Child Syndrome isn’t a definite term according to the
handbook that the American Psychiatric Association uses to identify
mental disorders. This is just one part of the underlying controversy
in the world of mental health issues. The other part is that the term hasn’t really been welcomed or accepted by members of the mental health field also. It’s something that is just tolerated it appears. So this is where conflict can arise and will remain until resolution is found.
Anything in life is a risk factor in some cases. But should this same belief be applied to adopted children? It is very wrong to stereotype these children because some of them have done unspeakable acts. We shouldn’t go around condemning all of those who are a part of specific group just because some of its members went wrong. It’s very unjust and not at all human to play God with the lives of others who are assuredly innocent. Evil exists in all shapes and forms and though it may exist in some adopted children. Surely it shouldn’t be made to infer that all adopted children are tainted due to their background, situation, and heritage.
Adopted children need love and nurturing as does any other child who is born to a set of parents’. No child is different due to biology or what’s in their blood. Adopted children are special in that they’ve been chosen. So they should be accepted on all fronts for who they are. They fulfill a tremendous need and that need is the emptiness that a childless couple may have. Let’s not love one child any differently from the other based on its biological set of parents’ or where they came from. It’s not human and by God it’s not right! Adopted Child Syndrome is truly a valid term as well as mental issue. Because it truly defines the specific adopted child who has been deprived of the fundamental needs that they want most and no one can see or recognize their pain early on. That’s why these affected adopted kids turn to violence or other negative measures as a result. It’s because they truly do have a problem adjusting to their new home and new parents’. Most importantly they have deep seeded emotional troubles that are sometimes not realized until they’ve done something way bad.