Why should you choose to adopt?

Choosing adoption can help you bring home a child you want to have in your life as well as help that child live in a protective, healthy environment. Adoption isn't for everyone, but if you think it's for you, these are a few reasons you should consider going through with the adoption.

To start with, the need for adoption in the United States isn't decreasing. With over 100,000 children waiting for families in the country, there simply aren't enough families applying to adopt. As someone with the goal of a larger family and to have a child of your own, you may question if you'll love a child who isn't your biological child as much as you would your own. Forget about that fear; you can love any child as much as you'd love your own. The great thing about love is that there is no limit to how much you can have for a single person or multiple people.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you may be in an ideal position to adopt. If you've reached an age where your finances are in order, you have a home and you're married, for example, you might be in the perfect position to offer a stable home to a child. Even if not, having the love and compassion for a child in need is enough to make you a great parent.

Finally, remember that children are the future. With the choice to adopt, you're helping a child grow up in a loving environment. No one can predict how that will affect your child, but the likelihood is that he or she will grow up as a compassionate, helpful and loving individual.

Source: The Good Men Project, "The Top 10 Reasons to Choose Adoption," Mike Berry, accessed June 14, 2018

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