Busting Adoption Myths
The popular media paints a severe picture of adoption — TV shows, movies and news stories tell of poorly adjusted adopted children who are “searching for their identities.” This common stigma ignores the love and compassion that exist between an adopted child and his or her birth parents — a love that wouldn’t have existed had the adopted parent chosen to listen to these adoption myths and walk away.
Adopted children often tell of the gratitude they feel toward their adoptive parents and the birth mothers who chose to give them a life full of love and opportunity. If you are considering adopting a child — whether a newborn child, your stepchild, your grandchild or a foster care child — get the facts by contacting the Indiana adoption law firm of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
During more than 30 years of practice in adoption law, we have seen thousands of adopted children thrive in homes where loving parents provide them with a world of opportunities.
Adoption Myth 1: Adopted Children Are Not Well-Adjusted
This simply isn’t true. While adopted children often question their heritage and want to learn more about their birth parents, there is nothing stopping them from leading happy, fulfilling and successful lives. There are many successful scientists, artists, businessmen and others who were adopted as children — even Olympians (such as Scott Hamilton) and a president of the United States (Gerald Ford).
Adoption Myth 2: Adopted Children Cannot Have a Close Bond With Their Adoptive Parents
Sharing genes with someone does not guarantee attachment. Adopted children and their parents show bonds as strong as those between biological parents and their children. While those bonds may take longer to form in adoptions involving older children, older children may develop a unique bond with their parents because they realize what their adoptive parents have done for them.
Adoption Myth 3: Nontraditional Families Cannot Adopt
Single people, same-sex couples and other nontraditional families can adopt children through Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Ultimately, birth mothers can choose who to adopt their newborn children, which can limit the choices that nontraditional families have in adoption. However, the attorneys at the Indiana adoption law firm Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have handled many successful single-parent adoptions and same-sex couple adoptions. We know how much you have to offer a child and, if we choose to work with each other, we can help you build your family through adoption.
Adoption Myth 4: Your Adoption Will Take Years
Most families are able to adopt within a year after contacting adoption law firm Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Joel and Steve Kirsh actively correspond with birth mothers, attempting to find the right fit for each child — the right fit could be you. Foster care adoptions and intra-family adoptions such as grandparent adoptions have abbreviated home studies and are, thus, usually quicker than newborn adoptions.
Get the Facts – Contact Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., Today
It’s only natural to have concerns before adopting a child. However, before you decide against it, contact Indiana adoption lawyers Steve and Joel Kirsh to get the facts about the advantages of adoption — for both you and the child you would like to adopt. Located in Indianapolis, we work with prospective birth mothers throughout Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan, including Muncie, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Gary, Lafayette, and Fort Wayne.