A general concern among many infertile couples is to be unable to love their adopted child as much as they would a biological child. What they often overlook is the different and exciting feeling they will get once they become new parents, adoptive parents.
The adopted child and the adoptive family are bonded by something stronger than blood, love. The fact the child is not related to the parents by blood becomes insignificant since the true nature of any family is the bond shared not by blood but by invariable love. The benefits or adopting are many and here are the top four.
1. Fulfilling The Dream Of Being A Parent
Many couples, as well as single people, dream of being parents and raising a child. Adopting a child means that you become a parent and the dreams of raising a child to become a potential reality, one that will usher in a new world of unknown opportunities and memories to both the parents and the adopted child. Moreover, the adopted child gains a new sense of belongs, being an important part of the lives of people that can be called family.
2. Monthly Financial Support
The adoptive families are likely to qualify for a monthly subsidy that can help offset ongoing costs, but this often applies to families that adopt a child in foster care. The amount may differ, often negotiated on a child-by-child basis and based on the individual needs of each child as well as the funds available.
3. Health Care
The adoptive family is less likely going to face the burden of meeting the cost of the adopt child’s health care. Such matters are handled through the Medicaid program, and the adoptive child is entitled to the care until he or she reaches 18 years.
4. Federal Tax Credit
Families or couples who adopt a child in foster care can be eligible for an adoption tax credit on their federal income taxes. It is a measure that seeks to offer some financial reprieve so that the adoptive families can support their new child, financially.
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