People don’t adopt children for the sake of adopting, they have their own reasons why. When a person walks into one of the adoption agencies, to start the adoption process, they have made a personal decision and have a unique reason as to why they want to adopt a child.
Here are some of the reasons why people adopt children.
Infertility is the common reasons why most people opt to adopt children. People who have the desire of starting family but infertility stands in their way are free to visit an adoption agency and kick off the adoption process.
2. Health conditions
Some health conditions like heart disease or epilepsy, may prompt the doctor to advice against pregnancy. These conditions may put the life of the mother or child at grave danger should they proceed to have a baby. In this case such people can opt to adopt instead.
3. Genetic disorders/diseases
People who have inheritable genetic disorders/diseases, may opt to adopt to prevent passing the ailments to their children.
4. Love to care for children
There are people who love caring for children, and consider that their joy and drive. They may choose to adopt so as to give better lives to as many children as possible.
5. Pregnancy complications
Some women experience complications when pregnant which often result to multiple cesarean births. Such complications may result to the death of the mother or child. In such cases, adoption can be a safer option for them.
6. Helping a needy child
We have seen cases where people adopt because they saw a child, orphaned or not, suffering and need. They adopt the child because want to help and are in a position to do so.
7. Choosing sex of the child
For people who have tried a couple of time to have a boy or girl but keep having one sex of children only, can use adoption as an alternative avenue. For instance, a couple that has male children only can opt to adopt a female child, and vice versa.
8. Become parents
Some people who are fertile and able to have children, can forgo biological children for adopted ones. This has variable reasons like age, death of a spouse, want to be a single parent or simple a couple’s choice.
9. Societal/personal beliefs
Some communities/people have beliefs that prevent them from having children of their own because of certain reasons. For instance, some communities don’t allow women who have aborted before to give birth. Or simply beliefs that overpopulation is a major global problem. They can opt to adopt a child instead.