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Myths About Adoption

Planning your child's future is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan, you will want to make an informed decision. Recognizing adoption myths and replacing them with correct information will help you to determine what is best for you and your child.

  • Myth #1: Birthparents who care would never consider adoption.

  • You may think that if you consider adoption for your child, you are a cold, uncaring, selfish person. Maybe you're afraid other will think you don't love your child. In fact, women ... [Click here for complete answer]

  • Myth #2: Birthparents will never know anything about their child and his or her adoptive parents in the following years.
    You may be thinking that if you choose adoption, you will never know anything about your child's future. But today, information sharing ... [Click here for complete answer]

  • Myth #3: All adopted children grow up to have serious psychological problems.

  • Maybe you have heard that adopted children have serious problems with drugs, alcohol, personal relationships, and mental illness. Research does not support ... [Click here for complete answer]

  • Myth #4: Birthparents will have emotional problems if they choose adoption.
    Some birthparents view adoption negatively because they fear they will never recover emotionally. Some feel they will never again ... [Click here for complete answer]

  • Myth #5: No one can love a child as much as the birthmother can.

  • Adoptive parents can love their child as fully and selflessly as biological parents. Good parenting is a matter of unconditional love and ... [Click here for complete answer]

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