Adoption can be defined in various ways through different perspectives. Most simply put, adoption is a legal process in which the rights and responsibilities of a child are transferred from biological parents to the adoptive parents. It is a means to create a family, provide safety, love, care and material needs to someone. You may adopt someone who does not have a parent or someone whose parents are incapable of taking care of their child. In any of the conditions, adoption is about the welfare of the child in the picture.
In the process of adoption, every person involved faces challenges. But the most unstable ones are those faced by the child himself/herself. They have a lot of dilemmas in their mind which needs to be dealt with patiently. The new parent child relationship requires delicate nurturing and persistent efforts in helping the child bond, build trust and adapt to a new home environment. Adoption makes families go through a long process of acceptance but it is all worth it.
Reasons to Consider Adoption:
- To create a progressive family
- For the Social Good
- Better use of your resources
- Witness selfless love for a child
Every human needs to bond with other humans to survive. We are all a part of the global family where humanitarian connect is the most supreme. However, a close knit connection only exists between a few people which we call our family. When we talk about family, we relate the conditions of sharing the same genes, blood, DNA and last names. We associate creating a family with giving birth to our own child. However, Family is not about the biological bond, but about who shares a home and stays with us at good and bad times. Creating a family through adoption is one of the best ways to do it.
World is a beautiful place but the circumstances are differently difficult for each one of us. Together, we are better able to face them. As members of the society, we all want to give back in some way. Charity is one of the option that helps so many underprivileged kids every day. However, it is one sided. Adopting someone and building a relationship is a two way street that does good for both the persons involved. Eventually, making society a better place.
Some of us are conventionally successful but are lonely inside. Some do not even have the resources to source meals for a day. The economic divide in any country is unfairly distributed. Maintaining equity in such scenario is difficult. However, as sensible citizens, we can always choose to put our resources to better use and help someone in need. It also serves our emotional need of being there for someone and having them for ourselves.
Children make one’s world shine. They bring the best out of us. That’s why Indian families stresses on bearing children. But adopting a child and loving them selflessly is a different feeling that amplifies any home environment. Each member of the family learns and practices the art of sharing selflessly.
“Adding a new member and going through ups and downs of bonding creates a family stronger than any other.”