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Adoption Agencies Saginaw MI

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.

Dr. Michael Fakih
(517) 792-8771
Saginaw, MI
Family Law Ctr
(517) 792-9340
Saginaw, MI
Catholic Family Services Of The Diocese Of Saginaw
(517) 753-8446
Saginaw, MI
Child And Family Services Of Saginaw County
(517) 790-7500
Saginaw, MI
Lutheran Adoption Service Bay City Branch
(517) 686-3170
Bay City, MI
Aa Swartz Adoption Attorneys & Child Placing Agency, Inc.
(989) 793-0000
Saginaw, MI
Michigan Family Independence Agency
(517) 758-1500
Saginaw, MI
(517) 781-2089
Saginaw, MI
Catholic Family Services Of The Diocese Of Saginaw
(517) 892-2504
Bay City, MI
(517) 894-1068
Bay City, MI

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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