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  1. Many adoptees seek newborn children as they feel it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. However, many people prefer to seek out an older child.

     

    Adopting a child over the age of four comes with the possibility of various difficulties. The child may remember their biological parents; thus prompting them to display some behavioral problems. In addition, children know what’s going on as they get older. They may understand the concept of adoption and attach a certain stigma surrounding it, thus making them view it in a negative light.

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  2. The process of adoption can be an exciting, emotion-fuelled experience. As a same-sex couple achieving LGBT adoption, or a couple with fertility struggles, or even single parents, having your dreams of parenthood realized is an amazing experience.

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  3. Whether your child is internationally adopted, domestically adopted, or adopted through LGBT adoption, your child is still just that: a child. While being adopted may add its own set of challenges, even adoptive parents aren’t immune to the ‘terrible twos’ or moody teens.

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  4. While terms such as ‘postnatal’ or ‘postpartum depression’ are common knowledge in modern society, ‘post-adoption depression’ still remains a little-discussed topic. Relatively common, and just as upsetting, in this article we’ll be exploring what to do should depression strike post adoption, and the steps you can take to prevent this.

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  5. In previous decades, adopting out of birth order, in other words adopting children out of age order, was frowned upon and heavily dissuaded due to potential impacts this may have upon existing children. However, in cases such as LGBT adoption for example, adoption options may be highly limited, causing same sex parents to grow their families out of birth order.

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