The Miracle of Adoption

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Adopting a child into your family is a blessing like almost no other. Whether your first child or your fifth, nothing in the world can compare to adding a very wanted member to your family. It is clear that expanding your family is a beautiful thing, but there are a number of benefits to adopting a child.

In honor of National Adoption Day, let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits of the miracle of adoption.

Couples Struggling with Infertility – Adoption is an Answered Prayer

Not all adoptions come as a result of infertility but for some families, it is the end of a long and difficult process. Many families make multiple attempts at fertility treatments only to remain childless. At some point, many of these families will turn to adoption. After failed attempts, sadness, frustration and even pregnancy loss – adoption is an answer to many couple’s prayers for a family.

The Miracle of Starting a Family

For some couples, adoption marks the start of their family unit. When they welcome their first child into their family, a couple finally has an opportunity to become a family. Adoption is a beautiful way for a couple to become a family.

The Gift of Expanding Your Family

In other situations, adoption is an opportunity to grow an existing family. Adding children by way of adoption brings joy to parents, the newly adopted child and their siblings. It is such an exciting process for children to welcome an adopted sibling into the family. Being a part of the adoption process as a family can be a true blessing for many families.

The Opportunity to Raise and Love a New Child

One of the biggest benefits of adopting a child is the chance to raise a new child and provide them with the love they need. When you open your home to a new family member, you are giving a child in need the hope, support, love, and care they deserve. Opening your heart and your home is a blessing to everyone involved.

Giving a Home to an Older Child in Need

Adopting a newborn is a wonderful way to give a new baby a great start. But adoption is also a chance for older children to be given a new start. There are children worldwide waiting for homes. Remember, adoption is not just for newborns. Opening your home to a toddler, preschooler or older child is a way to really change the life of a child in need.

The Benefits for the Birth Parents from Adoption

A little-discussed benefit of adoption is the one that the birth parents receive when someone opens their home to this child. A parent giving over their parental rights likely has a good reason to do so. But this doesn’t make it easy on them at all. Instead, they will go through a grieving process. Knowing that their biological child will be loved and cared for can make the process much easier for everyone involved. In some instances, the two families may decide that open adoption is right and the birth parents may be granted some limited access to see their biological child or be given periodic updates.

The Miracle of Adoption

The miracle of adoption is a blessing that can provide a solution for so many people. From the birth parents who are unable to care for the child to the adoptive family who wants to share their love. Adoption is so much more than just adding a family member. It is an opportunity to share your love with someone who needs it so desperately.

If you are considering adoption, be sure to reach out to the many organizations that help place children with their forever families.

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Kristen has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology, she worked as a rape crisis counselor, inmate counselor. The research focus was on collecting data to assess the effectiveness of treatments for inmates living with PTSD. She founded a company specializing in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, applying clinical psychological practices in the business world. She is currently the Clinical Program Manager at Resility Health and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Rowan College.
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