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Types of Adoptive Families in Missouri

So you have just found out that you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, and you find yourself unable to parent your child! Well, don’t worry! That’s why our local adoption agency, Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help! We will do everything we can for your child and help you with the adoption process. However, you might be a little hesitant, as you might not know the kind of family your child would be adopted into. Well, you’ve come to the right article! Here we will be exploring the various types of families your child might be adopted into. We will separate these types based on age and sexuality, so this gives us a good look at the typical people who are adoptive parents. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

Younger Adoptive Parents in Missouri 

In the state of Missouri, you have to be 21 years of age to be able to adopt someone, so you can theoretically have very young parents for your child. Younger parents tend to bond with children easily. They are more open-minded, accepting of any cultural differences, and are more willing to embrace change. Younger, adoptive parents typically grow alongside the children they adopt, so you will see younger parents uncovering aspects of themselves that might not have been known to them beforehand. 

Older Adoptive Parents in Missouri 

Older parents are very different from their younger counterparts. Older, adoptive parents tend to have established careers and families. They also are very established in their parenting styles (if they have prior experience with children), more traditional, and financially secure. Older adoptive parents are great mentors, as they lived through many obstacles life has thrown at them. Since many older, adoptive parents already have families, your child might come into a household with already-established family dynamics. As such, your child might have siblings who may either become those older siblings you look up to or those siblings around the same age who would be their primary playmates; both types of siblings help your child grow a strong personality and help them interact with people older, younger, and around the same age as them. As such, if you want to incorporate your child into a large family, older, adoptive parents might be the right choice for you. Older, adoptive parents also benefit from having fixed moral practices that they might seek to install in your child. So, if you’re looking for someone with a well-established career and life, you’re might want someone a little older. 

Same-Sex Adoptive Parents in Missouri 

Same-sex adoptive parents are some of the most loving parents you can find, and they also tend to be one of the more stable households your child can be adopted into. Same-sex parents tend to adopt older, so they have the benefit of having well-established careers and tend to be finically sound. Same-sex parents usually adopt in pairs, and they also tend to be emotionally stable. They are also open-minded and adopt transracially more often than heterosexual adoptive parents do. And as with all first-time parents, same-sex, adoptive parents discover aspects of themselves that might not have been known to them before they took a child into their household. 

Single Adoptive Parents in Missouri 

Single parents tend to be self-efficient and supportive. They tend to adopt older and are finically stable. Since they are single, these adoptive parents tend to involve their family and community when it comes to raising their adopted child. As such, your child would be integrated into the local community and their extended family at a very young age. From a single, adoptive parent, your child would learn how to be self-sufficient, responsible, and how to manage their time. Single, adoptive parents also have incredible work-life balances, as they want to spend as much time with their child as possible. With a single, adoptive parent, you can be sure that your child is well provided for and taken care of.

Choosing Adoptive Parents in Missouri 

Choosing adoptive parents is never an easy task, but that’s why Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help you make a choice! Remember, you have a variety of options when it comes to adoption in Missouri (open and closed adoptions being one of the more common ones). And if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to contact Adoption Choices of Missouri! We are here to ask any questions you might have. And if you are already going through the adoption process, make sure you address any questions you might have with your adoption specialist. 

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800

DannyMeet the Author: Danny Solorzano is a recent graduate of Dalton State College. He graduated cum laude and has the honor of being a published writer. He is active in his local community through his work in college and community theatre. He is currently pursuing a career in journalism and hopes to, one day, publish the first of many fictional novels he has written.