Open adoption provides many benefits not only for birth parents and adoptive parents but for children, too. Adoption provides a child with the opportunity to experience the life that their birth parents wanted for them.
Even though there are challenges in raising an adopted child, it is important to remember that, in general, parenthood is challenging. However, it’s also important to understand that the positive effects of adoption on a child far outweigh the negatives.
Adoption Gives a Child More Opportunities
Adoptive parents strive to help see their child succeed in every way — educationally, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. To help their child reach their goals, adoptive parents often provide them with educational opportunities that enrich them and tap into their natural talents. As a result, adopted children are usually more likely to have better educational support and personal success.
These opportunities mean that the adoptee will grow into an adult who knows what they want out of life and who they are. And the central part of this is growing up knowing that they were adopted, a decision made out of love. The birth mother, adopted child, and adoptive parents can form a lifetime bond.
Adoption Provides a Child With a Stable, Loving Home
Having a loving, stable home is one of the most important positive effects that adoption has on a child. And it’s more than simply having a physical house that they can come home to each day. It means that the child has the financial resources needed to live in a way that their birth mother could not have provided.
It also means having healthy emotional support as they grow up and a reliable routine with opportunities for things like after-school sports or music lessons. Stability goes a long way. Finally, it is a massive benefit for the child to have parents who welcome them into the family to love them unconditionally and show them a healthy family model.
Adoption Gives a Child Even More Love
Mothers who choose adoption do so out of wanting what is best for her child. One of the most loving decisions she will make is placing her child with adoptive parents. A widespread adoption phrase is that adoption means more people to love your child. And while a birth mother loves her child with her entire being, she realizes that allowing her child the opportunity to experience more love from adoptive parents will benefit her child. Choosing adoption does not mean a birth mother loves her child any less; in fact, it shows an even greater selfless love.
Adoption Gives a Child the Chance to Achieve Their Dreams
Adoption creates a unique space for a child to grow and thrive. They are given a chance to see and experience the world in a way that may not have been possible without adoption. These opportunities allow the child to begin dreaming, even from a young age.
And because open adoption allows adoptive parents to stay in touch with the birth mother, the child can live out their dreams with a well-rounded support system that encourages them along every step of the way.
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Lifetime Adoption has been helping adoptive families and expectant parents across the U.S. for over 30 years. We look forward to helping you discover if modern adoption is right for you. Call or text Lifetime Adoption anytime at 1-800-923-6784.
Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).
Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.
“Many years ago, I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!
Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.
I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first-hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.
It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon.”