We all know that even during the old days, child adoption has been a common practice and it has increased in popularity even until today. Today, adopting kids is not only for those parents who are unable to have kids on their own but also those parents who have biological children but still wants to adopt kids.
For every person or parents, they have different reasons why they chose to adopt a child. In most cases, parents who are unable to have children on their own take in orphan for them to fill in the void in their life and have a complete family of their own. Some parents who have the ability to have their own kids also consider adopting its because for humanitarian reasons and that they also wanted to provide the needs of the orphaned child.
No matter what the reason is, it is very important that the adoption agencies as well as foster homes to know whether the person or the couple who wants to adopt a child is fit to care and adopt a child.
We have to face the facts that not every person or couple who wants to adopt a child is qualified to become adoptive parents. For those foster parents, they are encouraged to do self-assessment whether the adoptive parents are fit physical, financially and emotional to take care and provide for the orphan child. In most cases, the foster parents are even asked the question, “Are you ready to take the emotional baggage or the trauma that the orphaned child may be carrying due to his past?” or they will also be asked “How will you be able to handle the child who has trust issued or they feel rejected?” “Do you have children whether biological or adopted?” “Are you sure that your children are ready for another addition to the family?”
This is not about discouraging people who wants to become adoptive parents. Adopting a child can be very fulfilling and great experience. It is quite important for an adoptive parents to know what they would need to do will actually depend of the type of adoption they choose.
If you must know, there are 2 types of child adoption. International child adoption and the domestic child adoption are two kinds of child adoption. The distinguishing factor between the two types are the geographical location. Cultural difference is the main challenge when you choose to go with the international adoption. If the orphan in question is less than a year old, then it will not be a problem.