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Understanding Toddler Adoption

Toddler Adoption

Many individuals who decide to adopt a child prefer to adopt an infant or a toddler. Reactive Attachment Disorder will prevent a toddler from forming meaningful relationships or emotional bonds with a caregiver. Due to this disorder, an adoptive parent may feel that there is no connection between themselves and their adopted child. This may lead to a wide array of problems and complications.

An individual who is considering toddler adoption should also acknowledge that in many cases, toddlers who end up in the foster care system have been removed from their homes because they were being subjected to severe abuse or neglect. Child abuse may leave a child with extensive psychological and emotional damage. A toddler in the foster care system may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some of the symptoms of this disorder include nightmares, bed-wetting, and anxiety.

If an individual has seriously considered that a toddler in the foster care system may have experienced many traumatic events and is prepared to handle the consequences of the behavior that the child was subjected to, then adopting a toddler may be extremely beneficial for the child. It will provide the child with stability and support, as well as a safe environment in which the child can thrive.

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