How Do Adoptees Feel About Adoption?

If you’re considering adoption as a birth mother or prospective adoptive parent, you may be wondering how adoptees feel about adoption. Of course, there is no simple answer – being adopted brings up a range of questions and emotions, from gratitude to grief, and every adoptee’s experience is different. This is true even when adoptees grow up in wonderful, loving homes - there is a natural process of coming to terms with being adopted that many people go through. Some adoptees go on to become adoptive parents themselves, while others prefer to have biological families of their own, as no two people will feel the same way about being adopted. 

How Adoptees Feel About Birth Parents

Many adoptees feel a sense of curiosity about their birth parents – it’s natural to want to understand more about where you come from. Another detail to consider is the style of adoption the birth parents chose, as the level of contact they had with their child once the adoption process was finalized also has an impact on how adoptees feel. Some adoptees grow up having occasional contact with their birth parents, which may help them understand why their birth parents chose adoption and give them a greater sense of closure or belonging. In the case of closed adoptions, there may be more unanswered questions and a stronger desire for adoptees to connect with their birth parents. 

How Adoptees Feel About Adoptive Parents 

Many prospective adoptive parents want to understand how their adopted children may feel about them. Will they resent them, love them, or be able to connect with them? While these are legitimate questions, many adoptees consider their adoptive parents their “real” parents, regardless of biology. It’s natural to have a sense of love and gratitude towards the people that raised you, loved you, and took care of you, even if they didn’t give birth to you. Some adoptees feel incredibly fortunate to be adopted and even spread awareness about the benefits of adoption as they mature. In the case of semi-open and open adoptions, many adopted children grow up feeling loved by two families – and get to reap the benefits of being connected to both their adoptive and birth parents. 

As adoption lawyers in the state of Florida, we have years of experience with all aspects of the adoption process. Whether you have concerns about adoption as a birth mother or as a prospective adoptive parent, we are here to help guide and support you every step of the way. Not only does choosing adoption mean that you will be giving your child a more stable life, but adoption also has a positive effect on all parties involved. We are proud advocates for birth mothers and children, and we understand that adoption is a life-changing decision, full of emotional highs and lows. If you would like to schedule a consultation to find out more about adoption and the services we offer, contact us today.

Choosing Adoption 

As adoption lawyers in the state of Florida, we have years of experience with all aspects of the adoption process. Whether you have concerns about adoption as a birth mother or as a prospective adoptive parent, we are here to help guide and support you every step of the way. Not only does choosing adoption mean that you will be giving your child a more stable life, but adoption also has a positive effect on all parties involved. We are proud advocates for birth mothers and children, and we understand that adoption is a life-changing decision, full of emotional highs and lows. If you would like to schedule a consultation to find out more about adoption and the services we offer, contact us today.

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