We all know that even during the old days, child adoption has been a common practice and it has increased in popularity even until today. Adopting kids is not only appealing for those parents who cannot have their own kids, but there are also those parents who have biological children still wants to adopt kids.
You may wonder why some people choose to adopt kids, well you have to understand that each person have different reason why they choose to adopt. Most often, parents who are unable to have their own kids choose to adopt for them to fill in the void in their life and simply complete it by taking in an orphan. Some parents who have the ability to have their own kids also consider adopting its because for humanitarian reasons and that they also wanted to provide the needs of the orphaned child.
The reason will not matter, what is important is that the foster homes and adoption agencies will be able to determine whether the person or the couple is able to provide for the child as well as if they are fit to adopt a child.
We have to face the facts that not every person or couple who wants to adopt a child is qualified to become adoptive parents. Most often, foster parents are encouraged to do self-assessment if they are physically, emotional and of course financially capable of raising an orphan. Most often, the foster parents are being asked “Are you sure you are ready to cope with emotional baggage or the trauma that the child may be carrying from his or her past?” “How are you going to handle the child ho have trust issues or may feel rejected?” “Do you have children of your own or maybe children whom you have adopted?” “How sure are you that your children are ready to welcome another child in the family?”
This is not about discouraging adoptive parents who wants to adopt a child. Adopting a child can be very fulfilling and great experience. It is best for the adoptive parents to know what they need to do would greatly depend on the type of adoption they would actually choose.
There are actually 2 types of child adoption. International child adoption and the domestic child adoption are two kinds of child adoption. The distinguishing factor between the two types are the geographical location. It must be know that one of the challenges when it comes to the international adoption is the cultural difference. If the orphan in question is less than a year old, then it will not be a problem.