Life events pose a unique challenge because each is a new or infrequent occurrence for which many people have little or no prior experience.
When it comes to parenting, you have the knowledge of your own childhood to draw upon. However, try as you might, it is unlikely that today's children will think the same, act the same, and face the same challenges as you.
In these circumstances, a little dose of commonsense advice can help
Here is our advice on these topics.
|/||Parenting / Adding to the Family
|In some sense, adopting allows you to select
your child, but it does not mean you know
what you are getting: ask any parent and
they will tell you how unpredictable a child's
growth is. But for parents who cannot have
their own children, who wish to raise children
without adding to the number in the world,
or who wish to help children who need parents,
adopting can be just as fulfilling as parenting
your own child.
Suitability as parents
You should begin your search within -- that is, you should begin by judging your own suitability to be a parent. Some questions to consider are:
Characteristics of the child
Next, consider the qualities of the child you seek:
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