Last week I shared my thoughts on reasons someone should not adopt. From loneliness to giving your current child a playmate, there are some really not well thought out reasons that people might add a child to their family.
So let’s talk about reasons you should consider adoption. And by should – I mean you have that tug already. Not because you feel obligated, or people are telling you it’s the right thing to do, but simply because it’s an option you’d like to consider for your family.
Main reasons given in our society these days are:
- Rescuing a child
- Helping population control (didn’t say I agreed with them all)
- Ethical obligations
But some of these have other options besides adoption that couples have a right to choose. Adoption isn’t for everyone, and isn’t the right or even best choice for many families. That’s ok.
Here are some great reasons to think about adoption if it interests you:
What are your reasons for thinking about or actually adopting? Can you add any to this list?
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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