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 ItsAboutLove.org, and click here to read a list of some of my own.