Can adopted children be loved as much as their natural born siblings?
Yes, they can. And adopted children on average do much better than their peers from the same life circumstances who remained in those poor situations.
One of those interesting tidbits is that the single unwed mothers who put the children up for adoption also do better in life, more likely to marry, finish school and so forth.
Hmm. Great question. My dad and uncle (non-biological brothers) were adopted after their adoptive parents were told that they could not have children of their own. Both told me that even before their adoptive mother became pregnant with my other uncle and aunt, their adoptive parents basically treated them as if they were just boarders who needed to be fed and clothed until that could fend for themselves. Dad was 15 and Uncle Bob was 11 when Uncle Tom was born and they were 17 and 13 when Aunt Caroline was born. So, the distance between them and their adoptive parents widened after the younger two were born. But, I have seen cases in which adoptive children are loved just the same as the biological children, too.
I am sorry about your adopted uncles. I hope they were lucky to have loving children.
It seems that it just depends...I guess the love varies even amongst natural siblings. Favouritism can happen; and one can feel unloved or unwanted here too.
My dad is deceased now. All of his siblings and their 94-year-old mother are jerks. They wanted to come to his funeral. I refused to let them, and my step-mother agreed.
by Dawn Michael 6 years ago
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by Escobana 6 years ago
I wonder often why so many adopted children, go off to find their roots. Tv shows, documentaries and movies often show the romantic side of their search.I am adopted and never searched for my roots yet. I'm 38 and happy with my life and adoptive parents.Do adopted children realize they might not be...
by Shelly McRae 6 years ago
Should adopted children, as adults, seek out their birth parents?Birth parents, particularly mothers, may be reluctant to aknowledge the child they gave up for adoption and such records are sealed. Is it an invasion of the birth parents' privacy for adoptive children to demand such aknowledgement?
by lightwarrior 6 years ago
My 12 yo daughter asked to see a pic of her birthmom. Does this mean she does not feel I am her mom?I have offered before; she always said no. We have always been so close, and I guess I feel a bit rejected, but would NEVER tell her that!! I have always told her positive things about adoption and...
by grumpiornot 2 years ago
If you adopted a child, would you be offended if they wanted to find their biological parents?Adoptive parents share their lives with their children and yet, they must live with the fact that at some stage, their children will seek out their biological parents. Is that a snub to the adoptive...
by colp 7 years ago
I was always aware from a very early age that I had been adopted at only 7 days old and it was arranged before I was born. This may fly in the face of what everyone says but I always wished I NEVER knew, that I'd never been told... I grew up feeling different from everybody else and my...
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