Parenting

So You Want to Adopt?


Many reasons will cause some people to feel the need to adopt a child.  Sometimes it is because they have exhausted every other means of having children.  Some people just feel the need to take care of children that don't have anyone to take care of them.  Still other people were adopted themselves.  Whatever your reason for adoption, here are some things to consider before you undertake such a noble task.

Are you emotionally ready for such a commitment?
If the reason you are adopting is due to infertility, have you resolved that issue?
Is your house large enough?
Are you financially ready for the responsibility of a child?

Finally, make sure that you work with a licensed, reputable adoption agency.  A reputable agency will make sure that you follow the adoption laws in your state.  A reputable agency will make sure that everyone's needs are addressed.  Adopting a child is a wonderful thing to do.  The child gets a loving home, the birth mother can rest at ease knowing that her child is being well taken care of, and you get a child that you can call your very own.  I'd call that a win-win situation.

Copyright DeAnna Spencer 2004

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