Myths & FactsThere is a ton of information about adoption out there. Our Myths & Facts can help you make sense of some of the bigger misconceptions about adoption.
Myth: The birthparents will regret their decision for the rest of their lives.
Fact: For the prospective birthparent facing an unplanned pregnancy, making an adoption plan can be very positive.
Myth: Birthparents are uncaring and soon forget about their child.
Fact: Prospective birthparents make loving and unselfish parenting decisions when they planning adoption.
Myth: Adoption damages the child.
Fact: Adopted children do as well or better in life than children who are not adopted.
Myth: The adoption process is secretive.
Fact: The adoption process today seeks to share information on a level that will benefit all involved.
Myth: Adoption means waiting years to adopt.
Fact: In the majority of cases, adoption occurs in less than two years.
Myth: Persons over 40 are too old to adopt.
Fact: Adoption & Beyond places children with parents ranging in age from their mid-20’s to late 50’s.
Myth: Persons already parenting are not eligible to adopt.
Fact: Adoption & Beyond welcomes families who are already parenting.
Myth: Children must be placed with same race families.
Fact: When appropriate, Adoption & Beyond practices trans-cultural and trans-racial placements.
Myth: Single people cannot adopt.
Fact: Adoption & Beyond welcomes single parents.
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