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  1. When a family chooses to adopt, they face many perils in the first few weeks of making their decision. Then, when they finally get the child, they have to prepare for their newfound life as parents. Unfortunately, some of those perils comes from the mouths and actions of those around them. When others are uncomfortable with the concept of adoption, they may find it difficult to show their support without seeming rude.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Because great parents come from all walks of life, it is important that adoption is not exclusive to only the financially strong. Raising a child with love and care is a birthright of every individual, and as long as they can provide a stable loving home, being on the lower end of financial security should not be a limiting factor of adoption.

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