Adoption Myths For Birth Mothers
The Law Office of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
Indianapolis Indiana Private Adoption Attorneys
Adoption often carries with it a stigma developed in the popular imagination by movies, television shows, and sensational news stories. The fact is, however, thousands and thousands of loving couples unable to have children on their own are desperate for the love and attention involved in child-rearing. Far from David Copperfield or Oliver Twist, adoptions place children in loving, caring homes where the level of care and access to opportunity is much greater than what would have been provided to them had they not been adopted. At the Indianapolis, Indiana law office of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. we’ve seen numerous kids flourish in adopted homes where loving parents provide them with a world of opportunities.
Don’t be fooled by common misperceptions and myths – contact Indiana private adoption attorneys Steve and Joel Kirsh to get the facts and learn what we can do to help you and your child. 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.
Adoption Myth 1: Adoptive Parents are Abusive
Study after study has shown adoptive parents are far and away, significantly less likely to mistreat their children than biological parents. In fact, since adoptive parents have to submit to extensive background checks, including criminal and child abuse checks, financial reporting, health examinations and court mandated home studies, children who are adopted are assured of safe, secure, and loving homes. Prospective adoptive parents, represented by Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., are eager to have children and cherish the opportunity to love and nurture them. They also recognize the tremendous love and courage a birth mother demonstrates in making an adoption plan for her child.
Adoption Myth 2: Adopted Children Hate Their Birth Mothers
In our 30 plus years of experience, this is the fear we most often hear from prospective birth mothers. As adoption lawyers, however, we know this to be false. The vast majority of adopted children realize as they get older and mature the sacrifice their mothers endured for them. Many realize their mothers could have aborted them or kept them in a difficult, unhealthy living arrangement. Once they realize the opportunities they’ve enjoyed and the security and love afforded to them by their adoptive parents, they respect and love their birth mothers for their courageous, unselfish actions.
Adoption Myth 3: Adopted Children are not Well Adjusted
Again, this simply isn’t true. Some adopted children may have questions about their heritage and where they come from, but this doesn’t prevent them from living happy, successful fulfilling lives. A simple internet search on “famous adopted people” reveals just how many leaders in the arts, sciences, and business world were or are children of adoption, including a President of the United States and Olympic Gold Medal Winners.
Get the Facts – Contact Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Today
It’s only natural to have concerns before making an adoption plan for your child. However, before you decide against it, contact Indianapolis private adoption lawyers Steve and Joel Kirsh to get the facts about the advantages of adoption – for both you and your child.