What points must be kept in mind before adopting?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 29, 2011

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Adoption can be a wonderful option for couples who cannot have their own biological children. It can be a beginning of a wonderful relationship for you and the child who does not have secure and loving home. But before going for adoption there are certain things that they need to consider:

  • Why do you want to adopt?
  • Are you ready for this huge responsibility?
  • Can you be a loving, and unselfish adoptive parent?
  • Are you financially well placed to pay for the expenses of a child?
  • Can you love another's person child as your own?
  • The child may not look like you or your spouse, will this remind you or make you wish for your own child.
  • Will your family accept it?
  • Will you be able to love the child if he or she develops some deformity later?
  • Later on, if you have your own biological children will they accept it?

You may want to adopt in order to fulfill your emotional need to have a child. Often people with biological children consider it as a noble thing to do. But if giving unselfish and undemanding love to the adopted will be difficult for you then do not adopt as you will be doing more harm than good to both yourself and the child. Some children can be extremely difficult and demanding. The child you adopt may turn out to be exceptionally difficult and exceedingly mischievous. Consider all these before adopting. Before adopting talk to your spouse, family, and think intensely as adoption is major and life-long commitment.



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