When Parents Adopt Out of Birth Order

Conventional wisdom says not to adopt a child out of birth order. Yet there are many reasons why this choice may be right for you–and many ways to make it work.

Conventional wisdom says not to adopt a child out of birth order. Yet there are many reasons why this choice may be right for you—and many ways to make it work. Adoption is sometimes expected to create families that mimic biologic ones. Adoptive parents are expected to be of an age at which they could be the parents of their child biologically—even if they aren’t. Consistent with this is the recommendation of many experts that children be added to a ...

Many experts say that out of birth order adoption is a bad idea. Yet, there are many ways to make it work for your family.

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