Adoption is a topic that has mixed thoughts and opinions surrounding it. Some people only see the great aspects of such as giving people the change to have a child and have a family, and giving a child the love they deserve and giving them a second chance at life. However, there is a dark side to it that not many people know about, and that is how the adoptive child might feel later in life. It is a situation that not many people talk about and it should be spoken about. Not everyone is cut out to be a parent, and that extends to adoptive parents too.
The Effects Adoption
No one truly knows how a person feels when they are processing their adoption, and why they were adopted in the first place. Some children are blessed to be away from dangerous and irresponsible people who would put the child in harm’s way and neglect the children, while others have to face a long battle of accepting that they were not wanted by their birth parents. Unless you have been there, you can imagine how that much feel. But please do remember that empathy is always welcome. Yes the children are placed in great homes with great families, but sometimes it might not be the best fit.
Characteristics of Great Adoptive Parents
Let’s not get it wrong, adoption is a wonderful thing that gives children an opportunity to a wonderful life. There are just some characteristics the adoptive parents need to develop to make the life for the children easier, and better. There characteristics are:
- They need to be expressive and accepting of emotions
- They need a sense of empathy
- They need to openly listen to their children and respect their thoughts and feelings
- They need to be open communicators
- They need to maintain their roles as a parent even in trying times
- Constantly working on their relationship with the child
- They need to have a sense of humour
- And finally, unconditional love for all their children
I Am Not a Mistake
I Am Not a Mistake is a foundation that offers great support for people who are experiencing suicidal tendencies, who are battling with depression, who are struggling to deal with their adoption and helping those who are suffering abuse. Visit their website to see the work that they do and see how you can help.