Even in the ancient times, child adoption is a every common practice and even until today, there is an increase in child adoption all over the world. Adopting kids is not only appealing for those parents who cannot have their own kids, but there are also those parents who have biological children still wants to adopt kids.
You may wonder why some people choose to adopt kids, well you have to understand that each person have different reason why they choose to adopt. Most often, parents who are unable to have their own kids choose to adopt for them to fill in the void in their life and simply complete it by taking in an orphan. Some couples who are able to have kids of their own still wants to adopt orphaned kids is because for humanitarian reasons and also they wanted to provide the needs of the child.
To be honest, it is actually not important what the reason why a couple has to adopt a child, what is important for adoption agencies and foster homes to know is whether the person or couple who wants to adopt is fit for adoption and if they are able to take care of the adopted child.
We have to face it that not every person or couple that is very interested in adopting a child is qualified to be an adoptive parents. It is important for foster parents that they do a self-assessment if the person or the couple is fit to take care of the orphaned child and just that, they should also assess if the couple or the person is physically, emotionally and financially fit. Foster parents are often asked these questions when they want to adopt a child “Are you sure you’re ready to cope with the emotional baggage or trauma that the child may have from his past?” “What will you do if the child feels rejected and has trust issues?” “Do you have other children at home whether it is biological or adopted?” “Are they ready to have another addition to the family?”
These questions are not to discourage parents who wants to adopt children. You have to know that adopting a child is a fulfilling and wonderful experience. It is best for the adoptive parents to know what they need to do would greatly depend on the type of adoption they would actually choose.
If you must know, there are 2 types of child adoption. One is the international while the other is domestic child adoption. Geographical location is the distinguishing factor between the two kids of adoption. Cultural difference is the main challenge when you choose to go with the international adoption. If the orphan is less than a year old, then it will not be a problem.