What are your thoughts on adoption and child abuse? Please explain in detail. Thank you very much!What are your thoughts on adoption and child abuse? Please explain in detail. Thank you very much!

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you are referring to adopting children who have been abused in their previous homes, my thoughts are that the guardians of such children must be prepared to face the many post-traumatic effects that will surface in the child's behavior. They also need to be ready to be supportive, patient, and concentrate on making that child's experience at the adoptive home safe enough for the child to come back to society as a more peaceful individual, ready to trust, and take risks like every otheĀ  human being does.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I interpreted this question differently than the others. Are you asking if people who adopt children are likely to abuse them? In some cases this is definitely true. It just depends on the reasons for the adoption. If the adopting family does not want the child, abuse is a definitely possibility. This is more likely when a relative adopts the child. Many people who adopt are so desperate for a child that they would never dream of harming it.
besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I used to live next to a family that adopted abused children and I have to give them a lot of credit. They faced a lot of tough times but always made it through.

I think that it is important to provide support for these families so that they are able to give these children the care and sensitivity that they deserve.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The challenges that these families face are numerous. A lot of it also depends on the age of the children when they are adopted. If the children can be removed from the home at a young age the better chance the children have.

nusratfarah | Student

Regarding adoption, I'd say that a family is often in need of a child especially when any of the parents are disable to give birth to. Sometimes, for the sake of poor and shelterless children, affluent families take help of adoption. However, it should be looked after whether the family takes good care of the adopted child or not. It is a humane responsibility.

Regarding child abuse, it is beyond doubt that, a child, when abused, is entirely shattered for good. S/he is broken up for ever. And this has an impact also on his or her family. It is very difficult to return to a normal life for that child.