"The Biggest Myths About Adoption" contains a good deal of good information and bit of myth about adoptees. It has also left a lot out. The article lists the following myths:
#1 – Most Birth Mothers are Teenagers
#2 – There are No Healthy Babies to Adopt in the U.S.
#3 – The Adoption Process Takes Many Years
#4 – The Birth Mother Can Show Up and Ask for the Baby Back (not "THE Birth Mother" as if we are some mythical archetype and not individuals human beings)
#5 – Closed Adoptions are Better (or Vice Versa)
#6 — Adopted Children are Emotionally Unstable or Have Behavior Issues
#7 – All Adoptions are Expensive
The worst answer to these myths? Number six gets my vote:
Research shows that adopted children are as well adjusted as their non-adopted peers. Some studies even indicate that adopted children are better adjusted due to the fact that adoptive parents tend to be mature and financially stable. As with all children, some are very talented or brilliant and some are less capable and have more factors pre-disposing them to potential difficulties. Most adopted people fall within the normal range.Add your comments here.