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ADOPTION: MYTHS AND REALITY
According to statistics, about half of married couples who go to a doctor for infertility eventually find their child. For the other half it is impossible for various reasons. Nevertheless, such people still have some opportunities - for example, to make a decision to live without children. Or adopt an abandoned baby ...
Of course, none of us are able to make a fateful decision with ease and without any doubt, the path to it is always difficult and thorny. And yet ... Think - maybe, while you are in vain spending time in medical offices, your long-awaited child has already been born? The one, unique and inimitable, which is so far only a drop in the ocean of tens of thousands of similar drops of babies living in orphanages in our country.
Even an extraordinary step, even for me, you might say. And you will be right. Any normal person will think very hard before taking on such a huge responsibility. Moreover, there are a lot of reasons for doubt. Terrible things are told about foster children: bad heredity, a lot of psychological problems. How true is this? What difficulties await adoptive parents, is it possible to cope with these difficulties?
Indeed, almost every adopted child, despite the young age, at the time of meeting with potential parents already has its own development history, its own “bouquet” of physiological, genetic, psychological problems and peculiarities. Yes, these children need special attention, good doctors and psychological support.
But the main thing that they need is love. Love works wonders - even in an orphanage, where the situation is far from home, little vagrants found in basements or in the garbage can become good, smiling children in a matter of months. What to say about the house in which they waited so long and desperately for the baby ?!
Very much in such a family will depend on the adoptive parents. Will they be able to love their adopted child as their own, will they be able to overcome the difficulties of an educational nature?
Will they take the child for what it is, or will they remake it in their ideal image and likeness?
Adoption is not only a brave and kind act, but also a very important step. Therefore, before making such a serious decision, before you take on the burden of enormous responsibility for the future of the baby, you must be sure that you are ready to accept it with all the problems and, most importantly, know how to solve these problems. Raising a child who has suffered the tragedy of orphanhood is a noble but hard work. Experts say that almost all children adopted from orphanages, to some extent lag behind in development at the time of adoption. This problem is amenable to correction, everything will depend on how correctly the child’s physiological status is assessed and the characteristics of its developmental lag are determined. And only specialists can help in this: pediatricians, genetics, medical psychologists.
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