Adoption can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. However, parenting an adopted child can present challenges and raise issues which are above and beyond the usual day-to-day parenting role. Some of these challenges are:
Adopted children often have additional needs
Adoptive families may be dealing with life story and identity issues and some adopted children need help understanding their past as they grow up
Difficulties may arise from your child’s early experiences which influence their behaviour at home or at school
Contact arrangements with birth relatives can change over time and can affect your child
Occasionally adopters, children and birth parents may experience difficulties due to the use of social networking sites. Adoption Services can offer advice and assistance in preventing difficulties or in dealing with any issues that may have arisen for all parties as a result of such sites.
We offer advice and support for the challenges adoptive parents face. Please contact us using the details below.
Further information is contained within our Adoption Support Services and Adoption Information Exchange sections.