ADOPTION AND FOSTERING
ADOPTION AND FOSTERING OF CHILDREN
There are lots of reasons why people opt to adopt/foster children. Some do it because they are touched by the increasing numbers of children in need of a home and loving parents, while others go this route because it is the only sure opportunity for them to have a child. Increasingly, couples that are having difficulty conceiving, those battling with fertility problems/infertility, couples who would like to have a larger family, and those in same-sex relationships are opening their homes to children in need. The most common adoptions, however, are still those done by step-parents.
Fostering and adopting are noble acts of human kindness
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion & the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Sometimes, God has a different plan for our lives than the plans that we make/do ourselves. Whether we have children or not, most of us can afford to open our hearts and our doors to needy children.
Fostering is usually the first step take to establish whether or not they can go ahead with the process. This often works well and most foster parents end up adopting their foster children.
“We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore, that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow men, and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.” ~ Walter Scott
Where to turn if you wish to adopt a baby/child?
Most social services and social workers will be able to direct you to a "reputable adoption agency". There are a lot of adoption agencies that have long waiting lists of children awaiting a foster parent or an adoptive parent. You can also browse the Internet for some adoption agencies, but be sure to thoroughly research them, make sure they are credible and decent ones.
CHOOSING THE SEX OF YOUR BABY WHEN NOT ADOPTING
Godparents can adopt godchildren: being a godparent
When the house is suddenly empty
Deciding to have children out of marriage?
Feelings of aloneness and emptiness
Bonding with your unborn baby
ADOPTION AND FOSTERING: Step parents'page
Adoption and fostering: second marriage
Same sex marriages
SURROGACY VS ADOPTION
WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON SURROGACY?