How to Make Adoption Ideal: An Adoptee’s Perspective

baby adoptionAdopting a child brings great joy into the lives of both the parents and the child. While every adoption is different, there are some basic principles that all adoptive parents should follow.

Love

It really goes without saying, but genuinely loving an adopted child will go a long way. It is especially important to show adopted kids that you love during moments of stress, such as after a big fight at home or a nasty episode at school.

Trust

As adopted children were abandoned by the first people who ever loved them, it is natural for them to worry about being abandoned again. Often times, this leads to trust issues. Adoptive parents must demonstrate that they are not ever going to desert them, and that they’ll never leave the child’s side. Keep your word and show them that you will always remain reliable and trustworthy people in their lives.

AdvocacyAdvocacy

There will be people in many areas of a child’s life such as school, church, medical clinics and even other families who are not perceptive to the special needs that come with adoption. It is critical that adoptive parents advocate for their children. Don’t be afraid to ask and answer questions about adoption honestly in front of your child.

Openness

Most adopted kids want to learn about their biological family. It is best to be upfront about the details that you do know and allow them to seek out more information. It is also important to keep in mind that this curiosity does not mean that they love you any less. Many adopted children do not feel complete without this knowledge and will never be at peace unless they obtain it.

About Laurie Colton

Laurie Colton is the owner of A Is 4 Adoption, which is a licensed and bonded California based adoption facilitation center. Laurie and her dedicated staff are committed to answering all of your questions and concerns for the baby adoption process. She believes in providing all the necessary support to adoptive parents so that they make an informed decision and easy transition. She endeavors so that no parent will ever face the same pitfalls that she did while adopting her daughter.

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