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International Adoption Questionnaire

There are hundreds of reasons for choosing adoption. International Adoption Resources (IAR) has compiled the following "Top 10" questions to help prospective parents to soul-search and prepare. Remember that international adoption is not a one-time event that ends at placement, but is an on-going experience for both the child and the adoptive family.

Top 10 Questions for Parents

  1. How do I feel about not being genetically related to my child?
  2. How will I assist my child when/if they experience feelings of abandonment?
  3. How will I assist my child when/if they struggle with identity or esteem issues?
  4. How will I assist my child when/if they have developmental delays (as the birthmother may have received little (or no) prenatal care?
  5. How will I assist my child if they are experiencing attachment disorders?
  6. How do I see myself talking about international adoption with my child?
  7. How do I see myself recognizing and establishing their cultural heritage?
  8. How will I develop relations with their cultural/ethnic groups?
  9. How will I support my child when/if they face prejudice/discrimination concerns?
  10. How will I deal with questions about their birth parents?

Single Parent Specific Questions

  1. Is my employer aware of my international adoption choice?
  2. Will they give me paid leave during my international adoption period?
  3. Will they be flexible with my hours post-adoption?
  4. Do I have a support network (financial, emotional, physical)?
  5. Am I prepared and comfortable as the sole decision-maker and provider for my child?
  6. Am I prepared/content to postpone marriage and/or pregnancies to become an adoptive parent?
 

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The goal of International Adoption Resources (IAR) is to provide orphans in our global community with a brighter future by connecting them to prospective adoptive parent(s) empowered with informational and financial resources. IAR is not an adoption agency, but we work closely with US based international adoption agencies. IAR supports adoptive parents interested in providing homes to international orphaned children.

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