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Adoption Agencies Jefferson City MO

When considering adoption, keep an open mind about whether to adopt domestically or internationally. There are children all around the world in need of good homes. Check below for related information, products and services.

Missouri Adoption Exchange
(573) 751-2981
Jefferson City, MO
Elizabeth A Md Blanchard
(573) 636-5248
Jefferson City, MO
Division Of Family Services
(573) 751-3171
Jefferson City, MO
Missouri Division Of Family Services
(573) 751-4688
Jefferson City, MO
Children's Hope International
(314) 890-0086
11780 Borman Drive,
St. Louis, MO
Missouri Department Of Social Services
(573) 751-6529
Jefferson City, MO
Universal Adoption Services
(573) 634-3733
Jefferson City, MO
Inglish & Monaco
(573) 634-2522
Jefferson City, MO
Missouri Division Of Family Services
(573) 897-3678
Linn, MO
Professional Adoption Services
(417) 256-4939
7963 County Road
West Plains, MO
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Other Races
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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Adopted Child, Adopting an Older Child and Raising Adopted Children

Adopting an Older Child

Adoption is increasingly becoming an option for many parents. While it is a popular choice for single parents and same-sex couples who want to raise children, many opposite-sex couples are also making an active choice for adoption of older children.

Bringing home an older adopted child for the first time requires care. The first few weeks, especially, are crucial. Your approach during this time will significantly impact the relationship your adopted child will share with his or her new family. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Prepare your children in advance: If you already have children, it is important that you talk to them about the new arrival in advance. Prepare them on how they should interact with the adopted child.

  • Assert your role as parent: Establish your role as the parent right from day one. While this may seem difficult, it is important that you combine love with firmness and lay down rules for your child to follow. This is especially important with older kids.

  • Distribute chores and duties: Participating in household chores and duties will help your adopted child integrate with your family. It will also help prevent any resentment in your children.

  • Adapt to your adopted child's needs: Many older children who have been placed in foster care may have a history of neglect or abuse and may be averse to display of intimacy or touch. It is important that you respond sensitively...

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