Introduction therapy. Preference of Adoption or Placement of


Introduction

            Adoption of children appears to be a very simple process
as portrayed by the normal day to day ongoings but there is a lot to consider
before a family considers taking up a new member through adoption. From the
research Sergio is one of the children up for adoption, he enjoys basketball
and other sports, watching television, playing video games, and watching
movies. He also enjoys one on one attention. Empiria is an academically gifted
young girl that enjoys church activities, watching TV, playing computer games
and having fried chicken. She is a trauma victim and needs a supportive family.
Ida is a sweet young girl that is a good eater of chicken nuggets and veggies.
She thrives on a fixed daily schedule and throws tantrums when upset. She is
energetic and requires supervision. She suffers from Hyperinsulinism and West
Syndrome that causes her to have seizures. She has delayed growth and undergoes
speech therapy.

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Preference of Adoption or Placement
of Children in Foster Homes

            For the case of adoption, some children are easily
adopted as compared to others. This is as a result of the characteristics that
they have. Healthy children have a higher probability of adoption as compared
to children that may have health issues such as long-term illnesses or
disabilities like Ida (Keck, & Kupecky, 2014). The age of children is also
very limiting when it comes to adoption, many parents opt for younger children
because they feel like it would be much easier to incorporate them into their
families.

            Most children put up for adoption are usually orphaned
and lack an immediate family to take care of them. Most children born to
parents that are not financially ready to have a family end up in foster homes.
This is because the parents feel like it would give the children higher chances
of survival. Children born from unwanted or unplanned pregnancies have a higher
probability of being put up for adoption compared to children sired by willing
parents. Children that belong to unhealthy parents or those that abuse drugs
are also likely to be put up for adoption by the parent or by legal means as
for the latter case.

Parents Preparation for Adoption

            Parents willing to adopt Sergio would need to need to be
ready to engage him in sports and other interactive activities. They would also
need to be there for him physically for direct interaction. To make him more
comfortable they would provide video games, a television and have movies for
the boy. For the fostering of Empiria, the parents would have to enroll her in
a school to tap her academic talent, seek help in handling the trauma victim by
seeing a physician, provide her with television, computer games to play and
throw in fried chicken in their meals in order to accommodate her (Keck, &
Kupecky, 2014). The family should also be enrolled in church activities to make
her feel more welcome. Finally, for the family that adopts Ida, they need to be
patient and avoid trying to speed up her growth due to her condition. The
family should also be ready financially to handle her health issues and be
mentally prepared to go through the monthly seizures. They should as provide a
regular routine for the child in order to ensure her successful growth. The
family should include her favorite foods on their menu. Finally, the family
should be able to divert her tantrums when she’s upset and always be present to
supervise her due to her energetic nature.

Children’s Preparation for Adoption

            The children can be prepared for adoption by their new
families by an introduction to the parents while still at the foster home. This
brings familiarity and the children get to become more comfortable. For Sergio
and Empiria, they can be given a briefing on life outside the foster home in
order to help them prepare both mentally and emotionally to interact with the
new people (Keck, & Kupecky, 2014). For Ida, the nurse that attended to her
can begin to switch roles with the adoptive mother prior to her adoption in
order for her to familiarize with her.

My Role as a Teacher for Such
Students

            As a teacher, when a new student is enrolled into my
class and they are undergoing adoption or live in a foster home, I would
observe some things in order to accommodate them in my class (Stewart, 2017). I
would not give them too much special attention to prevent them from feeling so
different from the rest of the class which would help them fit in (Stewart,
2017). I would also not publicize the matter to avoid teasing by other
students. I would also make a personal effort to talk to such a child to inquire
how they are faring at home and help them out with anything that may seem
troublesome to them (Stewart, 2017).

Conclusion

            In general, the process of adoption can be quite hectic
but when the adoptive parents are ready by all means to accommodate the child,
adoption can be quite successful and lead to the development of a child to
their full potential. How adopted children or those living in foster homes are
accommodated in facilities such as schools by their teacher is also important
in their integration into their new families and interaction with other
students.

 

 

 

 

References

Keck, G., & Kupecky,
R. (2014). Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-needs            Kids-a Guide for Parents and
Professionals. Tyndale House.

Stewart, R. (2017). Children
adopted from care: teacher constructions of need and support           (Doctoral dissertation, Cardiff
University).

 

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