Why Toddler Adoption Is So Important
Toddler adoption is an important part of adopting a child in general. When you decide that adoption is a choice, then you really should consider toddlers. I realize that some families will choose infants, but there is a great need for children of all ages to be adopted. I feel the greatest gift you can give is the gift of love.
As I was doing research for this topic, I came across so many wonderful stories of adopting toddlers. I never really paid close attention to these amazing people. I have watched television shows on TLC about this, but I never understood fully like I do now. I will be considering adoption in the future for myself and my husband.
I decided to touch on a few areas of toddler adoption. Again, I feel that we should saturate ourselves with the knowledge about adoption in general. You will have to decide what options will work best for your family. Do you wish to adopt internationally or domestically? You must also decide whether you are going to use a public or private agency.
* The Costs *
Remember to decide the amount of costs you are able to spend during the process. This may help determine which type of agency you are willing to use. With public agencies the costs are very low. When you use private agencies for toddler adoption the costs can get high. The choice is yours, and you know ultimately where you stand financially. I am unaware of the pros and cons of either but I welcome any adoption stories and comments on this important topic. I will publish your adoption stories here on my site!!
* Transitioning Phase *
Adopting toddlers can be different then older or younger children. Toddlers tend to misbehave and act out when they are in a new environment. Can you imagine? I am a mother of a toddler and I think about him moving away from me and how he would feel. They do and can understand the transition. You should weigh your options and decide whether or not you wish to consider toddler adoption.
Some questions you should ask yourself while considering adoption:
- Do you have enough time from work to be able to spend MORE time with the child for the adjustment?
- Research. Join support groups or different discussion forums on adoption and ask questions from others who have already adopted a toddler. Learn from the experts…..
- Make sure that you are willing and able to do everything for the child. You may come across a child who has endured some sort of abuse. They may need extra care and attention. I am an abuse survivor and we do need some extra TLC.
- Work with the agencies to know everything you possibly can about the child’s past. This will help you to be able to relate to their needs. This is so important.
I respect the families who have adopted children. There are so many children in the world who need homes. I am humbled in the presence of those who care so much. A child is a child of God. They are our children no matter what. We must take the time to not forget the blessing and miracles in every child. For more helpful information about international adoption, visit International Adoption Facts and Information.
As you read this page I ask a small favor. I am guilty of this myself. Really search your soul about adoption. Do you have the ability to give a home to a child in need? Or do you just choose to ignore the truth. I think we may come up with too many excuses. I know I did.
I am so glad that I decided to write a page on toddler adoption. God has opened my eyes and I see clearer now. I will no longer look at adoption as “not an option”. We look at it now, as “when” it will be. I will be praying for that day when I can give meaning to a new area in my life. Praise Jesus!! Thank You Lord for opening my eyes!
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