There are so many wonderful children waiting for a family both domestically and internationally, and there are so many prospective parents desperate to bring home a child to give all their love to, but there is one huge barrier that stops so many: money. Sadly, the adoption process can be more expensive than many can afford, which can be heartbreaking for those who want to grow their family through adoption, and can leave more children than necessary waiting within the foster care or institutional care system.
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Domestic adoption failure, otherwise known as adoption disruption or dissolution, is on the rise in the United States. An incredibly painful experience for both parent(s) and child, adoption failure is best avoided at all costs. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at why adoptions can fail, as well as the parenting techniques that can help to prevent this.
While it is not always the case, sadly the majority of children who are waiting for domestic or international adoption have or develop mental health issues at some point in their lives. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the factors surrounding this prevalence.
In the USA there are thousands of children waiting for adoption within the foster care system. While international adoption and adoption from birth will always be popular options, domestic adoption from a foster care setting is another wonderful option for bringing a child into your family. But how can you make this process as easy as possible for the child? How can you reduce stress and help your new son or daughter settle into their new home and life with you? Let’s take a closer look at how best to transition your child from foster care to adoption.
The perils of an unplanned pregnancy are vast. Mothers facing this dilemma have to reshape their future all in a matter of nine months. Depending on the circumstances, this experience can feel more like an emergency as opposed to a blessing.
Every child deserves the chance to live a safe and secure life. This responsibility is initially placed in the hands of their parents. Unfortunately, due to varying circumstances, some birthparents are unable to fulfill that obligation. At times, this can cause a lack of basic human rights that puts the life of the child at hand in danger. When this occurs, it is the responsibility of the state to provide salvation for that child.
Individuals facing an unplanned pregnancy who wish to place their child up for adoption have a weighty decision on their hands. They want to make the best decision for their personal life and child. This could cause a host of emotions ranging from hope to utter confusion.
There has always been an increased need within the domestic adoption system for non-white or mixed race children to be adopted. Aside from age and disability, race can sadly be another factor that can cause a child to wait longer within the system for a permanent home.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), also known as ‘Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’ is a medical term used to describe the permanent birth defects to a baby that have been caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. This damage is caused when alcohol reaches the fetus through the woman’s bloodstream via the placenta. The alcohol disrupts the oxygen supply to the baby which is essential for fetal development.
In the USA, the average age of children awaiting domestic adoption is 9 years of age. While babies and toddlers are usually adopted quickly, older children sadly have to wait several years to be adopted, if at all. However, adopting older children can be equally as rewarding as adopting younger children. It simply requires an open mind, open heart, and a slightly different approach.