When grappling with the difficult decision to create an adoption plan, one of the questions we hear pretty regularly is “How will adoption affect my baby?” Many birth mothers choose adoption in hopes of giving their child a better life. So, it should come as no surprise that these same birth mothers are concerned about how adoption will affect their child’s future mental health.
How Will Adoption Affect My Baby? Exploring Possible Positive and Negative Outcomes of Adoption
Some children will experience negative feelings, while others don’t. But either way, the positive outcomes of adoption tend to outweigh the bad.
According to a report conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…
“There is no parental handbook to ensure the psychological and emotional health of your child,” says Ashley Foster, Adoption.org, and no two adoptions are the same. So, unfortunately, there is no one answer as to how adoption will psychologically affect your child. All you can do as a parent is try to make the best decision for your child’s future.
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- Foster, Ashley. “What Psychological and Emotional Effects Can Adopted Children Suffer from?” Adoption.org, adoption.org/psychological-emotional-effects-can-adopted-children-suffer.
- Patricelli, Kathryn. “Long-Term Issues For The Adopted Child.” Mental Help Early Childhood Cognitive Development Language Development Comments, www.mentalhelp.net/articles/long-term-issues-for-the-adopted-child/.