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Adoption Agencies Muscle Shoals AL

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.

Orphan Voyage
(256) 383-7377
Sheffield, AL
Alabama Department Of Human Resources
(256) 765-4000
Florence, AL
Alabama Department Of Human Resources
(256) 332-2032
Russellville, AL
Catholic Family Services
(205) 324-6561
1515 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Children of the World
(251) 990-3550
19940 State Highway 181 Moore Haven Suite C-4
Fairhope, AL
Alabama Department Of Human Resources
(256) 383-4855
Tuscumbia, AL
Legal Research Svc
Killen, AL
For you
(256) 744-5277
3610 kolbe lane
Florence, AL
AGAPE Adoption of North Alabama
(256) 859-4481
103 Mountain Brook Blvd
Madison, AL
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
African Adoptions
Other Races
Adoption Services
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption
Foster Adoption Assistance

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Villa Hope International Adoption
(205) 870-7359
6 Office Park Circle, Suite 218
Birmingham, AL
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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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