When I think about the hardships people have to go through to adopt a new child, it saddens me. It isn’t easy having children, there are many duties and responsibilities associated with being a parent. When you take ownership of a child, your life must be in place before you can help another child grow. It is disheartening to hear of stories of people who adopted children, when they never were in a position to do so, and the kid’s life ends up becoming a mess. When children are young, having a safe environment is whats most crucial. A child should never have to worry about where his next meal will come from or being killed for some random reason.
Every child deserves the opportunity to do as they wish with their life once there of age. Being positioned to win is a big part of succeeding, when obstacles are facing you as a youngster what could you possibly do to win? Children that are brought up in orphanages are inherently less likely to succeed. Think of the pain a child has to go through when raised in an orphanage. Not only is it emotionally challenging to deal with not having a regular house to go home to or a mother or father to look up to, but having the courage to get up everyday makes life harder. Not everyone was born the same with the same conditions and circumstances, but don’t you think everyone in their youth should be on the same playing field when growing up?
When you take a new child for the first time, it is vital to show care for the child. Love and affection should be what’s most important. A time of transition for a child into a new home will be very hard. Any new environment or place for a human to get used to will take time to adjust. When dealing with a new place, children will need time to get acclimated. You have to remember these children have had a tough times being in an orphanage. Some orphanages may be nice, but a lot are not. Sensitivity to a child’s feelings and emotions will be needed.
Schooling with adopted children is also different. Before the child was adopted, the orphanage was the source of schooling. As a adopted child, adapting to the new environment with a regular public or private school will be a hard change. Not every school is the same. You must be able to tell the difference. Different schools cater to different needs. Some schools are perfect for a child, while others will be misleading. For any adopted child, having the absolute best education opportunity is important. Education will allow the child to grow out of any situation. Having a positive attitude towards any child’s ambitions is important. Being supportive, rather then negative will greatly help the child have a better future.
There’s always something a parent could be doing to help nurture the child’s life. Everyday is a new day for a parent to love, kiss, show emotion, and support. As the parent, your their best support system. Without good parents, how will a child grow out of despair? They won’t. It may be easy to talk about, but rarely do people and parents fully commit to their child. This principle is only heightened when you adopt a child. Love is important for any child, but through the hardships the child has gone through it is even more vital for a adopted child. For adopted children, you may be all they have. Love, nurture, and cultivate your children everyday, all the time. Nothing is more powerful than showing the affection of love.