Involving the birth parents into your adopted child's life is not a decision to make, learn about the problems that may result of doing so.
Read the full transcript »
Adopted children are real members of the families they live in. Insuring a safe and happy transition of their adopted children into the family is paramount for any adoptive parents. Questions from your adopted children about their backgrounds are inevitable, but you can get through it. Parents with adopted children have varying degrees of anxiety about the birth parents of their children. These can be several reasons, sometimes adopting parents posses information about the birth parents that make them on easy. Sometimes, it is the lack of information as what that makes them uncomfortable. And for many parents of adopted children, the simple idea of the birth parents of any connection to them or information about them lays hosts to fears and insecurities that they could somehow lose the precious children that they worked so hard and waiting for so long. Regardless of their feelings about the birth parents for their children, it’s important that the parents of adopted children prepare themselves for the inevitability that at some point their children will be looking for information about them. It is natural for all children have questions about where they came from and what makes them who they are. Although many of these answers can be found in the manner and which they are raised, there are many questions that biology alone can answer. For adopted children, this questions often remain unanswered, but it is important that their adoptive parents are willing to help them by providing them with what information they can. Children are incredibly intuitive beings. The perception that their parents are hiding information from them could very well increase their anxieties about the questions that they have or simultaneously intensifying their drive to discover the answers to those questions. It is so important for parents of adopted children to be there to help to process this information.
Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.