A couple does not always need to or want to adopt a baby. Children who need families range from newborns to teenagers. For various reasons, they are unable to be raised by their biological parents, and these children need and deserve loving, devoted and everlasting families.
Every year, millions of people choose to pursue adoption for a variety of reasons. Their reasons for adopting are many: Some people have simply always wanted to adopt for as long as they can remember; some come to adoption because they are unable to carry a pregnancy to term; some have family connections which bring them an adoption opportunity, for example, a stepparent or relative adoption, and others may decide to add to their families through adoption for other reasons.
In thinking about their reasons for adoption, a person or couple should consider many elements. In general they should think about how they would feel regarding not being genetically related to the child. They should consider how the subject of adoption will be brought up to the child. A couple or individual should ask themselves if they are prepared to handle birth parent issues, in cases of open adoptions.
With open adoptions, a birth parent will have rights that range from letters they can write to the child to actual visits. This must be taken into consideration. With an open adoption, the child needs love just as much as a child who would be in a closed adoption. A couples reasons for adoption most often are out of love. No matter what the specific reason, there are babies, toddlers and children who are living lonely and sad lives. To have a family that has chosen them and to become an integral part of a real family will make all the difference in the world to a child.
In regards to anyone, their reasons for adoption will vary but will hold one fundamental factor. Children are not asked to be born into this world. They come to us as innocent children and in their basic core, they are wishing for love, stability and a family that will care for them unconditionally.
A couples reasons for adoption from another country has many benefits; however one should keep in mind that there are countless babies, toddlers, child and teenagers domestically that need the same amount of love as children in other countries. Some of the pros of international adoption are that once you have an approved home study, you are virtually guaranteed a child. In international adoptions, parents and children are matched by either your adoption agency, the country’s adoption committee, or during an in-country visit. You know about how long it will be before you have your child in your arms. The average time frame is one year. Additionally the birth mother cannot change her mind, as international adoptions must be from orphanages.
In regards to an adopting couple, their reasons for adoption will be private and is their own personal business. The main important element is that whether adopting domestically or internationally, a child will no longer be alone; they will have the love they deserve.