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Divorcing as adoptive parents

Divorce is never the idealization anyone has when they first become a parent. However, for adoptive parents, there is likely to be a higher sense of guilt involved, and its often tied to the expectations that you believe others had of you.

As an adoptive parent, you pledged to give your children the best possible life, and pledged to them love. Going through a divorce does not mean that you are failing at doing this in any way. If anything, deciding on a divorce might be one of the most loving things that you do for your child, especially if it means more quality time, a peaceful home that is free of fights, and two independent and happy parents.

What to consider when going through a divorce as an adoptive parent

One of the most important things that you can do is to make the interests of your child at the center of every decision that you make. This will both help you make positive decisions about child custody, but it will also help you stop feeling guilty about the road that you are deciding to take.

Stability for children is important in the transitional phase of any divorce. It is almost impossible to avoid any disruption to their routine, but the steps that you take to show them consistently will make them less fearful about what the future holds.

If you are an adoptive parent that is considering divorce, it is important to consider the ways that it may effect your child so that you can prepare ahead of time.

Source: Adoption Star, "Divorce after adoption," accessed March 01, 2018

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