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Why should people consider adoption?

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One of the best reasons to adopt is to provide a child with a stable home and caring, supportive parents. Many children put up for adoption come from bad situations or have never lived in a secure home environment. People who open their hearts and homes to such children give them a new lease on life.

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Why should people consider adoption?
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Another good reason to adopt a child is to either start or expand a family. There are circumstances that prevent individuals and couples from conceiving a child naturally. Adoption is a viable alternative to infertility treatments. Many gay couples who cannot conceive naturally use adoption to start a family. Adoption is also a popular choice with single adults who wish to become parents, but don't have a partner. Bringing up an adopted child is an opportunity to experience parenthood and all that it entails.

There are some children lingering in foster care with no hope of returning to their homes. These children might have suffered abuse or some form of neglect, and they would love to be adopted. Becoming a foster parent is one road to adoption. Adoptive parents provide these needy children with discipline, understanding and emotional support. Both the adoptive parents and child are enriched by becoming a family unit.


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