Friday, June 25, 2010

Adoption Mythbusting

by Brittany of Que & Brittany's Adoption Journal

Here are some more adoption myths.  (These were printed on a flyer that came with our orientation packet when we went to LDS Family Services for the first time.  I don't know how else to cite the origin.) Anyway, I think a lot of people out there hold on to these myths, so let's do some adoption mythbusting!

  • Children who are placed for adoption are not wanted by their birth parents.
  • Birth parents can come back and take away my adopted child.
  • Adopted children are more likely to have mental and emotional problems.
  • Adopted children should be spared the stigma of adoption by not telling them they are adopted until they are old enough to understand.
  • Adopted children and birth parents never get over the loss of separation from each other.
  • It is in the best interests of all parties that adoptions be completely closed.
  • Children should always be placed with families of the same ethnicity.
  • Only wealthy couples can adopt children.
  • Adoption cures infertility.

Be sure to check out the links embedded in this post.  To read more adoption myths click here to read a list from, and click here to read a list of some of my own.

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