I recently adopted a little girl and named her Samaira. Aarti was already there for me, but we wanted to make our family bigger and we mutually decided to adopt a baby girl and give her a good life. Hence, we did. It is a beautiful feeling buying things for her (with Aarti’s help). All the girls party wear, tutu dresses, rompers, nibs, tiny bowls and so much more.
Adopting Samaira was not very difficult, but I really wished I knew certain things before we got her home. That would have prepared me for a lot of things. Now, when one of my cousins, who also, is looking for adoption. She couldn’t conceive and then they planned to finally adopt. There’s time for her family to get a baby and then I realized that parents like her have been looking for information that could help them understand parenthood and becoming parents with adopted babies. Let us take a look at the things you should know before adopting a baby and start the celebration of parenthood.
1. Is adoption a good decision
Before even starting your research of place to adopt and how to adopt a baby, you should sit down, spend quality time with your family to figure out whether you need to adopt or not. As my personal experience, I have seen families who already have kids and adopt but are not able to provide the same love. On the other hand, I have also seen those who keep no bars between their-born and the adopted. So, you need to take that call.
2. Research – it is your only resort
We all know how the grandmothers in the family take care of the new one in the family. Go on and teach yourself (before teaching the kids) by reading the articles, blogs and everything that is available online about adoption as well as parenting. When you read and make yourself aware of the practical happenings, you’ll be on the advantageous side.
3. Adoption is not for everyone – you should know that
Just to adopt a baby and leave him/her to be someone in the family is not what adoption is all about. When you plan to adopt, you should remember that the kid that is coming home deserves all the love, security and more. He/she should get good food, education, clothes and everything that your own baby would be eligible to. If you are ready to do all these things, you are all set to adopt.
4. Prepare yourself for the same
Don’t make the whole after-coming-home a mess by bringing in things at that very moment. Prepare yourself and the house before the little one comes into the family. For example, from the baby cot, kids fashion dresses to the food and the toys and everything else that sounds necessary should be present in the house in time.
These are the few questions that I should have thought about, but when I do think now, I feel great about taking this step. This goes out to all the parents who have been thinking of adopting. Do give in some thought into it and take your decision.