Children need to have roots and feel they belong to a family that cares for them. Unfortunately, some parents are not able to care for their children because of conflict, illness or death in the family, or because they can’t provide the kind of upbringing they want for their children. Parents in these circumstances may decide to give their children up for adoption.
Adoption is the legal process that provides a new family for a child whose birth family can’t care for him or her. The adult or adults who adopt a child become the child’s legal, permanent parent(s).
Adoption is important as it allows a child to experience healthy development in a safe, secure and loving home.
Adoption happens for many different reasons, but the most important thing to remember is that adoption is for unconditional love and it is forever.