Attitudes and ‘trends’ in adoption tend to change with different societal options. Where previous decades saw closed adoption as well as international adoption as popular, in recent years there has been a noticeable spike in open adoptions. This style of adoption does have some big benefits for both sides of the adoption process, but can also have some drawbacks or challenges which need to be successfully navigated.
Embarking on the journey to adopt a child is an exciting one. It is also a journey that will require research, assistance, and patience. Below you will find some general information about domestic adoption and some things to consider before deciding which adoption route you plan to take.
Finding the perfect match between birth mother and adoptive parent(s) can be highly dependent upon finding the right adoption agency for you. An ideal adoption agency should understand your wants, needs, and requirements, as well as handle the adoption process with the care and sensitivity it deserves, helping both the birth mother in her time of need, as well as supporting prospective families through regular updates, counseling, and information.
Creating an attachment with your adopted child is crucial, but it can be a hard thing to do. There are many fun and simple ways to help you build a healthy relationship. Forming a bond can take some time. Don’t anticipate that there will be an instant connection. It is important to be patient and set small goals. In some cases, it can happen quickly, but in others, it can take a couple of years. It all depends on the child.
Any adoptive or prospective adoptive parent(s) will know that while incredibly rewarding, adopted children aren’t without their own unique challenges, with issues surrounding attachment, anger, and change being quite common. Another common issue that adoptive parents are less aware of is issues surrounding food. In this article we’ll be exploring what kind of food issues these are and why you adoptive child might display them, as well as offering some practical parenting solutions to overcome these challenges.
One of the most important steps an adoptive parent(s) or family on their domestic adoption journey will make is to create an adoptive parent profile. Essential for creating a successful match with a birth mother exploring the option of adoption, an adoptive parent profile is an important document that needs to be crafted in a compelling way. In this article we’ll be taking a closer look at what an adoptive parent profile is, as well as learning some great tips to make your profile as compelling as possible.
Trends in adoption tend to come and go and change as societies attitudes do. Currently, domestic adoption agencies have noticed a marked increase in open adoption in recent years. While this style of adoption certainly has benefits over closed adoption for birth families and adoptive families alike, it can also have some hefty challenges which will need to be navigated for success.
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.
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.