Many individuals and couples ask themselves this question often. Only you can determine if adoption is right for you. If you can image yourself holding a child in your arms and knowing that this child was not of your flesh and blood and you cannot image that child being in anyone else’s arms, then you may be ready. Only you can answer these questions.
Does Biology Matter? Adopting a child will result in the child not having the same genetics, physical appearances, mannerisms or reflect your familial history. Do you feel that the child you will raise as your own needs to have the same bloodline? Characteristics as you and your family? If not, adoption may be right for you. Adoption means loving an individual as he/she is part of you, part of your family despite sharing any genetics.
Is adoption your last choice? Most people who seeking to adopt have already suffered a loss through miscarriages, infertility issues or not being able to have the gender of the child you desire. If adoption has always been in your heart and you feel good about your decision to adopt then adoption could be the right fit for you. For those who are see adoption is the only choice because it is your last choice, you need to ask yourself are you settling for adoption? If so, then you might not be ready to adopt.
Adoption is an act of love. Adopting a child is loving a child for a lifetime as if he/she was born to you.
Do You Have an Open Heart? Are you open minded? When becoming a parent either through biology or adoption you will be faced with many challenges and unknowns. Are you able to deal with all the challenges that lies ahead and support your adopted child no matter what life brings? Are you able to love your child unconditionally and have your adopted child feel like they are part of your family? If you answer yes to these questions you may find adoption is right for you.