How Adoption can Drastically Change our Life
Adoption is bringing in a child to your household to nurture and care for like one of your own. This is after the necessary requirements and procedures are met. Adoption can change your life and that of your family drastically. In so many ways, adopting a child is a blessing to couples who can not bear children. They find joy in adopting and caring for an orphan as one of their own since children are known to bring happiness.
When you want to adopt a child, you will need to let other family members know. There maybe lots of confusion and too many probing questions about the adoption. Some may discourage you and others may not even want to know about it. Explaining to your family the reasons as to why you want to adopt may be a good starting point. Moreover, as they take in the new concept of you wanting to start a family, they will support you in any way they can.
Adoption can bring joy to families that have been trying to have a child either a boy or a girl but they could not. Adopting a child provides a sister or a brother to the already existing child in a household with an existing family. Once you receive the news that you are going to be a new parent, it becomes a joyous occasion. Everything changes from your previous routines and culture especially if the child is from a different race or country. The child experiences a different and better environment where she or he learns new things, and as the child learns so do you. Your family will be an ongoing endless, frustrating and rewarding experience which will go on and on with the years to come. The child feels there is a connection especially when you support him or her and your family acts as the role model to this child.
When you welcome that child into your loving family, your perception of things change. Your attitude towards life will change and appreciate it more. The child will require your attention, feel secure both emotionally and financially. Food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care are up to you, and until the child turns eighteen, he or she is your responsibility and that of your family. You will have to adjust your life and that of your family so suit the needs of the adopted child. This is especially if the adopted child is an infant. Major changes in your relationship between your friends and families will happen. You will have to prioritize who or what comes first and put your children first ahead of anything or anyone else.
There are times when you will be exhausted by the various activities or things that you will have to do daily. The responsibility of feeding, bathing, waking up at odd hours at night will be your family’s norm since you are on call twenty four hours when you have a new born baby. Asking for help from your family members would be a great idea.