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Reasons to adopt a child

One of the most important reasons to adopt a child is the desire to give a child a family. Nurturing a child in a loving environment as well as respecting the family's traditions and that of the kid (if different from parents) is important.

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Worldwide, there are at least 18 million children living on the streets or in orphanages. This means that those who adopt a child are actually giving the gift of having a family.

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Another reason is a genuine interest to help a child. There are plenty of children who end up in orphanages due to several reasons such as death of parents, abuse, neglect or even war. In efffect, adopting children helps kids get through the emotional and physical trauma they have gone through.

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Another reason is a genuine interest to help a child. There are plenty of children who end up in orphanages due to several reasons such as death of parents, abuse, neglect or even war. In efffect, adopting children helps kids get through the emotional and physical trauma they have gone through.

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Raising a child not only requires emotional support, but also physical resources. For this reason, couples or indviduals who adopt a child also desire to share their fortunes by helping provide for the future of their adoptive kid.

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Although it is a common perception that adoption can become expensive, it actually is not. You can find tax breaks and relief if you adopt. Check out your tax laws to see how this could benefit you.

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Getting a purpose in life is another common reason why people choose to adopt. Having a child completes the circle of a family or in cases where individuals are concerned, creates purpose and meaning leading to a fulfilling life and future.

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Getting a purpose in life is another common reason why people choose to adopt. Having a child completes the circle of a family or in cases where individuals are concerned, creates purpose and meaning leading to a fulfilling life and future.

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There are also those who want big families, but are incapable of doing it themselves either because they cannot do it through natural methods or do not want to go through the whole experience of conception/childbirth. Adoption under these circumstances is a favourable option.

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Whatever the logic or reasoning you have for taking a child under your wing, adoption is a wonderful opportunity to care for a vulnerable group, give him/her a loving and stable home and help decrease the number of children who are unfortunate.

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Whatever the logic or reasoning you have for taking a child under your wing, adoption is a wonderful opportunity to care for a vulnerable group, give him/her a loving and stable home and help decrease the number of children who are unfortunate.

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