Have You Ever Considered Adoption?

Child Development

A certain age does not have a major impact on your life course, but the events occurring during a certain period of your life. There are eight major life period's involved with development. Each period is broken down into three domains.


  • Physical - The way in which your body grows, changes, and develops through out a person's life time.
  • Cognitive - A branch a psychology concerned with mental processes, in respect to internal events occurring between sensory stimulation and the overt expression of behavior.
  • Emotional/Social - Child's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others.

Institutionalization

Children that are institutionalized, are faced with many developmental problems.


  • Delays in emotional and physical development, social skills, motor skills, and speech.
  • Interruptions in normal adult-child bonding cycles
  • More aggressive
  • Antisocial
  • Full of rage
  • Growth failure


Poignant Human Tragedy: Severance of the bond between birth families and child.

  • Emotional trauma for the child, due to loss of birth parents.


Abandoned has now placed child's survival in jeopardy.
  • loss of parental nurture, and protection.



In the Modern Era, placing an infant or child in an orphanages is the equivalent to a death sentence.

Adoption

Promotion of normal development from child that has been permanently separated from birth parents.


Adoption is the best way to ensure that an institutionalized child can be provided with a normal life, and maintain child development. There are many changes in child's life once placed in an adoptive home.

  • Improvement in situation and socioeconomic status.
  • Change in developmental trajectory for children jeopardized in early childhood.
  • Become indistinguishable from domestic control groups in cognitive, domestic, and social skills.
  • Emotional healing
  • Reverses developmental deficits.
  • Bond of attachment is formed in early life between infant and primary caregiver.