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5 Reasons You Should Consider Adoption

Adoption is a major step for any couple or family who is considering welcoming a new person into their home. Whether you’re planning on adopting a newborn baby or a teenager, many benefits come with the decision. When you’re not sure if you should adopt, there are a few reasons it’ll make for an incredible decision that will benefit both the adopted child and your family.

1. Make an Impact

It’s estimated that there are 153 million orphans around the world and 400,000 orphans in the U.S., which leaves plenty of opportunities to take one of them into your home and provide them with shelter, food, and love. Adopting a child will allow you to change the course of their life for the better by providing them with everything that they need to thrive. Instead of having the child live in different foster care homes as they grow up, you can offer stability and security in your home with a loving family that they’ll appreciate.

Children will have more opportunities once they enter adulthood if they are raised in a stable environment where they are provided for as they grow. They will have a higher chance of going to college and succeeding in their career due to the family that they are adopted into. The adopted children are also at a lower risk of having a broken family of their own once they reach adulthood.

2. Discover the Beauty of Each Child

You can enjoy creating new memories with a child that has so much to offer to your home due to their unique characteristics. You’ll begin a journey of discovering who they are and what they have to offer, which can allow you to gain an appreciation for the child. The child may be patient or giving, which can allow each family member to learn from their example.

3. Expand Your Family

Many people dream of having a large family, which can make it easy to enjoy a busy household where there’s plenty of love. Adding another child to your family will add more laughter and fun to your home with someone that can enhance the quality of your life. You can work with an adoption agency to find a child that is within an age group or gender that you prefer. You can also adopt siblings to prevent brothers or sisters from separating from one another. Studies show that children who are kept with their siblings thrive academically and emotionally as they develop.

4. Create New Memories

The different types of memories that you’ll create with your adopted child are endless to ensure that you create a bond and enjoy a fulfilling life together. You’ll enjoy watching your child at each stage of their life, whether they’re taking their first steps or are learning to drive a car.

You can also make memories by going camping, baking cookies, and playing sports together in the backyard. Your time together will prove to be invaluable as you take advantage of a new relationship that is cherished by both the adult and child.

5. Provide Your Kids with an Extra Sibling

Some parents may no longer be able to have children but may not want their child to end up an only child. You can provide your child with siblings that can allow them to enjoy the company of someone that is close to their age. They’ll learn how to share and become more selfless instead of having all of the attention of their parents. They’ll also have extra companionship that prevents them from feeling alone or neglected each day.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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