Nothing But the Truth: Demystifying Common Adoption MythsTerohan Nula July 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The society doesn’t exempt even adoption from its misconceptions. Whether you’ll adopt domestically, internationally, or through foster care, there are people who’ll feed you with fallacies. Without proper education, you may find some of these adoption fictions as facts.
To help you through the adoption process, here are the truths behind some of those common myths.
The Children for Adoption are Unhealthy
Many believe that the reason some kids are up for adoption is because they are ill and their birth parents can’t pay for their medication. On the contrary, thousands of families attest to their adopted children’s perfect health. Adoption centers, such as Heartstrings Adoptions, say that birth mothers fill out medical background information of the infants before they give them to their new parents.
Only Wealthy Families can Adopt
Adoption facilities don’t require you to be rich, though you have to be financially stable. They’ll look into your debt ratio, incoming vs. outgoing funds, or credit report, but this is for the best interest of the child. You must be capable of feeding, clothing, educating, and taking care of the child by all means.
You Can’t Adopt a Child of Different Race
Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie have adopted children of different racial origins. In general, you can adopt children of any race. Research shows that majority of internationally adopted children are either African or Asian. Only a little below 15% are Caucasian, which are mostly from Eastern Europe. Parenting adopted children of a different race won’t come without challenges, but it’ll all be worth it.
All Birth Mothers are Troubled, Addict
The most common misconception about adoption is that birth mothers are problematic. Most people see them as drug addicted teens or plainly bad people. In some cases this is true, but most of the time it’s not. Many of them just want to give their children a better life far from their current state.
Adoption is a very sensitive and complex topic. Whether you want to adopt or know someone who does, it’s best that you can separate facts from fallacies.