This life can be very hard when we try to walk its path alone. The same goes for parenthood and also for the adoption process. Adoption is not without its challenges, before, during and after finally being united with your adoptive child.
Whilst adoptive parents experience the usual challenges of parenthood, they are also faced with additional complexities around adoption itself, such as
What to tell your child about being adopted?
How and when to tell her?
How to handle the hurtful responses of other people?
What information to give your adoptive child about her biological parents?
How to handle it if she wants to meet her biological mother?
How does being adopted affect a child emotionally?
These are some examples of the kinds of questions you might have as an adoptive parent.
If you are thinking of adopting a child or if you are an adoptive parent, don’t try to do it alone. There are ‘Babies in Mind’ practitioners throughout South Africa who can support and guide you before, during and after the adoption process. To find a ‘Babies in Mind’ practitioner in your area, visit our website.
Please share your experiences of adoption by adding your comment here. We are interested in what you are going through and we would like to help in any way we can.
Hi there. We recently adopted a baby boy, 8 months old. Is there any support groups in Port Elizabeth? Thanks
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