ADOPTION INTERLINK UK
what is adoption?
There are all sorts of 'adoptions'! One can 'adopt' a whale, a tree, a
patch of grass, even rabbits! This sort of 'adoption' is probably best called
The legal Adoption of a Child is something different.
Adoption, in this case, is the LEGAL transferring of a Child from one
family to another. This change of family is, in the legal sense, binding
in perpetuity. This means that it is for 'all time'.
It is intended to be permanent. The Family belongs to the Child and the
Child belongs to the Family. It is as if the Child had been born into
An Adoptive Family is not an alternative family.
It IS the Family.
IS ADOPTION REALLY NECESSARY?
ADOPTION IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD
WHO CAN BE AN ADOPTER?
AM I SUITABLE AS AN ADOPTER?
The only one who can answer this is
You have read this far?
Nothing has put you off?
You are still interested?
You believe you have something to offer a Child?
Then it just may be that
you ARE suitable!
IS ADOPTION FOR ME?
Adoption is not an easy option
It is not for anyone who just 'thinks' that they would like to have
a child around the house.
A 'playmate' for little Lisa.
A 'helper' for Mum.
A 'friend' for Jaya.
A 'companion' for Dad on his fishing trips.
"What right do I have to impose my selfish needs upon this
On the other hand, you think that you can offer something?
Love, Care, Security?
Are you prepared for the fact that you will BELONG to this Child?
The sleepless nights?
The shattered days?
The pointless arguments?
Whispering of 'neighbours'?
Friends who've '..been a little busy'
If you aren't sure..... better not Adopt.
OK! So YOU think you can take all this and more.
(Yes! There is a lot
Do you know......
Adoption just might be for you!
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