It has been claimed by some sociologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists that adopted children might feel unloved and neglected by their adopted parents. This is due to the fact that some adopted children might feel that their adopted parents don’t love them as much as their naturally born children. This phenomenon is sometimes labeled the adopted child syndrome by sociologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The adopted child syndrome might be true if the parents are just mean and uncaring people However, it seems that the adopted child syndrome is bunk. This is because parents who would love one of their children less than their other children would probably not love their other children in some fashion at some point in the children’s lives. In other words, unloving parents will be unloving to all of their children; adopted or natural. These types of parents probably shouldn’t be parents. Therefore, it seems like the adopted child syndrome is a fantasy or a least not as bad as the above professionals make it out to be. This syndrome is being blown out of proportion just like step children sometimes got the wrong impression about step mothers from watching Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella.
Most adopted parents love their adopted children and their naturally born children the same. Parents who love their children a lot seem to understand that there is enough love to go around for all of their children. Did you know that many celebrities have adopted children? Angelina Jolie has three adopted children and Marie Osmond has eight children, five of which are adopted children. Moreover, she has created dolls that represent all of her children. It seems that the adopted child is loved just as must as the naturally born child.