I am a 34yr old single lady and I don’t want to get married. No, I don’t. I recently just decided to adopt a child, and the stress I’ve gone through in the past few weeks is enough to last me a lifetime. Why? Adopting a child as a single is one hell of stress. From house inspection to various documentation, wow…
Why are single parents subjected to hard rigors of adoption process?
Adoption agencies tend to look more closely at the financial, emotional, and social situations of single parent adoptions because agency knows that it’s difficult enough for a two parent family to care for and raise a child, let alone one parent, alone. The financial, emotional, and social stresses are twice as great for one parent than for two parents. At least these stresses can be shared between two, legal parents and this is not possible for one, legal parent.
Because raising a child is an extraordinary commitment. It also requires a significant financial investment. It is in the best interest of the child to have two committed adults raising a child rather than this extraordinary commitment to be placed on one person. With two people, if one is tired, ill or incapacitated in someway, there is another adult to still care for the child and continue the daily routine without too much interruption to the child’s life. Depending on what state you live in you may run into a little more resistance. Additionally as a single person you may be questioned about your sexual orientation in some places. In international adoption, there are some countries that will not allow single persons to adopt.